Who should you give a second chance?
Can you recall a time in your life when your situation seemed hopeless. There was no where else to turn and you desperately stretched your hand up out of the pit you were trapped in, and cried out to Him. Help me, please help me!
If you’ve ever been there, then you can relate to the anguish David reveals in this Psalm.
“For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.” Psalm 40:12
In that moment, you cried out for His grace and His mercy to come and lift you up and save you.
And He did!
“Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name…
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion.”
Psalm 103: 1,4
But, can you, for a moment, imagine a different scenario? What if you had stretched out your hand, in search of a Savior, and there was no hand waiting to grab hold of yours. Instead, all you heard were these words to meet your cries for help, “I’m sorry, but it’s too late for you.”
God does not give up on you. Did you hear that?
God does not give up on you.
And, we are called to not give up on others. Not because of who we are or what we can do but because of who HE IS and what HE CAN DO!
“And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20)
People of the Second Chance (POTSC) is launching the NEVER BEYOND poster series: 25 posters representing well known historical, current and fictional characters who are believed to have harmed society. This campaign consists of digital and print posters and the full collection will eventually be displayed as a touring art exhibit.
The campaign draws out themes of forgiveness, grace and what a pathway to a second chance looks like.
I hope you will take time this week to follow this thought provoking and heart stirring journey.