The Limo and the Resurrection

The Limo and the Resurrection

The “Some Sins “song   Music link.

I was watching. He is watching.

My eyes just could not keep from watching the bizarre sight as the long string of limos proceeded down the boulevard. It looked like a Thanksgiving Day parade because the tops of the cars were draped from side to side with huge sprays of flowers that resembled giant turkeys. But it was not for Thanksgiving or any celebration at all.

Instead, it was a funeral procession. “But who had died?”I wondered.

“Maybe it was for an ex-president or someone who had made a marvelous scientific breakthrough that saved millions of lives. “ I reasoned to myself. “It was obviously for someone very rich and publically esteemed.” I thought.

But I was wrong, at least in part. Yes, it was for a rich man, but he was not the well loved famous person I was figuring on. Instead, the funeral was for an infamous person, a high ranking Mafia leader who was known as Dapper Don.

This knick name had been acquired because he wore the finest clothes money could buy. The fine clothing and elaborate flower displays were very costly and impressive, but where did all this money come from? Everyone knows it was blood money that made him, his family and their cohorts filthy rich.

What blatant wickedness to publically honor this sinful man. “Is there no justice?” I thought to myself. I considered this display of wealth and pondered how it appeared that crime did pay. But just as I watched from a distance I began to remember that there is a watcher from Heaven. He sees all. He remembers all. In the end, He will give justice.

My thoughts turned to the scripture where Jesus asks “what profiteth a man if he gains the whole world and yet loses his own soul? With a bit of condemnation I thought about how in the end that criminal would finally get from God the punishment that he so much deserves. I also thought of the scripture that advises “Don’t be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man seweth, that shall he also reap.”

But soon the Holy Spirit reminded me that Dapper Don was not the only one who was guilty and deserving of Hell.

I knew the Bible verses Romans 3:10 & 23 that explain that we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. I thought back on how Jesus taught that our thoughts of hatred made us guilty of murder and thoughts of lust made us guilty of adultery. It was obvious that I was plenty guilty on my own.

The Bible teaches that God only accept perfect sinless beings into heaven. It also teaches that Jesus Christ was the perfect Lamb of God who died to pay my sin dept to God. Through what He did God will see me as righteous- if I only put my faith in Him. (See “Knowing God “tab).

Knowing God

The thankfulness for the forgiveness of my sins lightened my heart as I considered verses like Romans 6:23 and Ephesians 2:8-9 that explain that God through grace gives the gift of forgiveness to those who put their faith in Him. I am very fortunate to have his loving mercy.

It is easy to watch people who are sinning and condemn them. But we need to look at our own selves and seek the forgiveness that is available through a loving relationship with Jesus.

When you see unpunished wickedness, try not to be dismayed. Just remember that God is watching and He will make things right in the ultimate end. But most of all, make sure you yourself have forgiveness through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

PS
Sometimes I wonder about all the hardships in my life and I decide to just go outside for a few minutes, walk around, look at all of God’s creation. I look up and talk to Him about my troubles. Why this or that in my life. I think of the words to the song some sins and how God is watching from above. I look up at him and think of how he really is looking down. He does see my problems and knows all and is allowing them for some reason. It is a comfort to know he is in charge. Even if things aren’t going the way I think they should I can rest assured that he is in charge and working things to my good.

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