A story is told in Spain of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained. It got so bad that the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search of his rebellious son. Finally, in Madrid, in a last desperate effort to find him, the father put an ad in the newspaper. The ad read: “Dear Paco, meet me in front of the newspaper office at noon. All is forgiven. I love you. Your father.”
The next day at noon in front of the newspaper office 800 Pacos showed up! They were all seeking forgiveness and love from their fathers.
That story may be entirely fictional, but the truth is, there are a lot of people who are seeking forgiveness from their heavenly Father. Thankfully, through Jesus, that forgiveness is available!
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”—1 John 2:1-2.
Nice job Tom. I’ve been doing a personal study in 1st John. I’m trying to look at it as a new Christian would and how I would try to teach them. What questions would they possibly ask and what would be unclear to them. I found myself researching words or phrases to find their meanings. I find it very interesting studying it like this. So, thank you for your post today. It’s encouraging.
Thanks, Cassie. I hope you all are all right. God Bless!