I walked my old neighborhood with a close friend. We reminisced about the former neighbors and many events that we had shared. Funny how it’s the scandalous stories that stick out in the memory. No new news popped up, but we did tend to harp on some gossipy tales.
Passing by my former address, I wondered how many folks remembered my family’s past… blunders, dramas, scandals?? Believe me, there have been several. I was overwhelmed with thankfulness for second chances and new beginnings.
God is gracious with His re-do plan. It’s not like anyone can ever really go back and undo, escaping natural consequences, but He does offer a total wash from His end and a chance to start over fresh, everyday. For that I’m truly grateful.
After dropping off my friend, I ran another lap around. This time I prayed silently for those same neighbors and their stories. I asked God for Grace to cover them as He had so graciously covered me. I asked for a wonderful testimony from their past and a re-do on their future!
My family is not some special breed- Mercy is for everyone’s taking. Anyone willing to receive. Hallelujah & amen!