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I'm sure the following has happened to all of us. We are driving along not
even thinking about the windshield. It looks clean enough but suddenly we
round a corner and the sun is in our eyes. Instantly the windshield clouds
and it is very difficult to see ahead. Alas, the windshield wasn't as clean as
After a horrific moment of windshield blindness this evening I cleaned it as
soon as I got home. This is like our relationship with Jesus. We are moving
along through life thinking all is well. Suddenly we are blinded by the truth
of the Gospel. It happened to Paul on the road to Damascus. In John 8:12
Jesus said He was the light of the world.
Before Jesus came to shed light, the truth, on the true character of God, God
was thought of as a harsh enforcer of rules and regulations. Should someone
be caught violating those rules He rained punishment on the offenders. In
John 14 Jesus told His disciples they now knew what God is like because
they had seen Him, Jesus. Jesus is a photograph of the Father. While He
wants us to obey His will, not obeying is stupid because each of His
commandments is designed for our benefit, He is quick to forgive. Please
note Jesus treatment of the woman taken in adultery. John got the message.
That's why he wrote, "If we confess our sins He is faithful to forgive."
Once we are forgiven, have our windshields cleaned, we can see and
understand God's love so much better. We are no longer blind to what God
is really like.
Roger Bothwell and my address is email@example.com
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
support of our faith ministry.
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