Steve Harvey made a terrible blunder Sunday as he hosted the Miss Universe pageant. He mistakenly named Miss Columbia the winner, rather than the actual winner, Miss Philippines. Harvey was humbled to have to correct the mistake before a huge television audience. The error has received much attention worldwide.
However, all appears to be forgiven. Sources say that Harvey has been offered a lucrative multi-year contract to continue as emcee of the event. Apparently his mistake will not prevent him from hosting the Miss Universe pageant in years to come.
This reminds us that God gives second chances, and aren’t you glad that he does? No matter how seriously we have messed up, and no matter how many people know about our mistakes, God offers forgiveness through Jesus. We can have the slate wiped clean and proceed to serve God as if we had never sinned.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:9.