Date: 2/1/2024
Author: Mike Kelley
Title: Mike's Minute

Steven Lawson tells about a wealthy businessman who lived in Europe:

"He was very eccentric and satisfied with only the best of everything. So, naturally, he had to drive a Rolls-Royce. It was his pride and joy, but one day after years of perfect service, he hit a deep pothole and his rear axle broke. The businessman shipped the car back to the Rolls-Royce plant and was surprised when the car was repaired overnight and returned to him without a bill. The owner called the company and inquired about the repair. The reply was, 'We have absolutely no record of your Rolls-Royce axle ever breaking. There can be no charge.' The company's commitment to excellence would not permit a flaw to be made known. Therefore, they had repaired the damage immediately and without charge... as if nothing had ever gone wrong."

That's the way God keeps records for Christians! He deals with us by love and grace to fix our faults and brokenness. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). At the judgment it will be as if nothing had ever gone wrong. No charge. No record. And that's what's so amazing about grace!