Wednesday, August 17, 2022

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace and presence be with you.  In the 8th chapter of Mark, right before Jesus introduces His disciples to the horrific road He was to travel on the way to His resurrection, He asked them two questions.  First, “Who do people say that I am?”  Second, “But who do you say that I am?”

A few days ago on social media, I saw a cartoon image of Satan standing at the Pearly Gates.  There was a caption on the cartoon, but it was the picture that stuck with me and keeps drawing me back.  Yesterday morning as I was reading my morning devotionals and Bible, the thought crossed my mind…”God is extremely forgiving.  The devil must have done something really horrific for God not to let him back into heaven.”  After all, he was there before.  He knows what it’s like to be a member of the heavenly host.  I pondered this though throughout the day Tuesday and right at the end of the work day, God shared something with me.  “He never asked.” 

Satan has never asked God for forgiveness.  Which tells me, if Satan was to approach God and sincerely ask for forgiveness, I believe God would offer him forgiveness and welcome him back home.  I don’t think many of us would rank ourselves at the same sin level as Satan.  Hopefully you are much, much lower on the sin chart ranking.  But no matter where you are, moving up or down the Heaven/Hell rankings, you are one sincere conversation and request for forgiveness away from redemption, a clean slate, and an awe inspiring, eternal relationship with our Lord.

Now, I pose the question to you.  Who do you say that Jesus is? 

If you listen, He will tell you. 

Bless others and be blessed.

Shelly  :0)

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