One day, a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, chemical engineer, and computer engineer were riding together on their way to lunch. All of a sudden, the car sputtered to a stop.
- The mechanical engineer: “I think it threw a rod.”
- The electrical engineer: “It has to be the alternator.”
- The chemical engineer: “It must to be a clog in the fuel line.”
- The computer engineer: “I think we should all get out and get back in. It will be fine.”
Sometimes we would like life to reboot.
“Let’s start this day over.”
“Let’s end this day differently.”
“I should have turned left instead of right.”
“I’d like to take back what I just thought, said, did.”
We all have had those moments we wished we could reclaim. A little-used reserve on a college basketball team was summoned by his coach to get in the game. He was so excited that he forgot something. He forgot that his uniform pants had gotten torn in the laundry. He was only wearing his warm-ups. He jumped to his feet and took off his warm-up pants and raced to the scorer’s table sans britches. Boy was he a hit that night.
Aren’t you glad we have a God who shows us mercy and grace? We stumble, we fall, He picks us up. We sin, He forgives. He is the God of second chances. The Shepherd loves His sheep, knowing full well they will stray. He lays down His life, knowing full well our lives hang in the balance.
Thank You, God, for loving us no matter what.