Unexpected Grace


Hayden Carlo, of Wylie, Texas, was driving a car with an expired registration when he was pulled over recently. He told the officer from the Plano, Texas police department that he didn’t have any money, and that he had to choose between feeding his children and paying for his registration.


The officer handed him a ticket anyway. However, Carlo found a $100 bill inside the citation. He used the money to update the registration on his car.


The generous police officer does not want to be identified.


Later, Carlo remarked, “He helped me out when I needed it, and I appreciate that. I’ll never forget the man. It definitely restored my faith in God.”


This incident is an example of the grace that God gives us through Jesus Christ. There is no denying that we are all guilty of sin, and the penalty for sin is death. God does not take away the punishment, but he sent Jesus to pay the debt for our sins.


“He did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”—Romans 3:26.


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