Death sentence

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 2:4-17 (day seven)

“the day you eat from it you shall surely die.”–v 17.

I was on death row.  Part of my  sentence had already been executed.  (In many ways, I was already dead.)  Part of the sentence was still in the future.

Convicted of a crime(s).  No excuses.  Waiting without hope.  I had been warned.  Foolish. Stubborn.  Too proud to listen or fear.  The jail was full of people just like me.

“I have come that they might have LIFE” said the Great Judge when He came to me that day.  He commuted my sentence!  He pardoned me!  Lifted the weight from my shoulders and carried it away.  Breathed original LIFE into my heart.

From convict to convert, through pardon to praise, from death to LIFE, I emerged from jail to a new chapter.  Only He could have done it!  Only He would have done it!

What does this Great Judge deserve from me now?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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