"...and I will dwell in the House of the LORD forever!"

Monday, December 5, 2011

Guilt's Grip

How long does guilt stick to your mind and wear on your soul? For an elderly Seattle man, the answer is more than six decades. Over 60 years ago, he stole $30.00 from a Sears' cash register. Last Monday, he went to a local Sears and hand-delivered an envelope addressed to the "Sears Manager." Inside the envelope was a remorseful note giving his apology for theft, accompanied by a $100.00 bill. The man said he wanted to pay back the money, "plus interest." Apparently, Ben Franklin can put anyone's conscience at rest?

Guilt's grip is a very powerful thing, it's very difficult to overcome, and it will destroy us if we don't confess and repent of our sins. That's why repentance is always an urgent matter. The "Sears Bandit" had the time to right his wrong, but as Christians, we never know when our time will be up.

Guilt is building. The clock is ticking. Repent, less you perish.