We are, afterall, human.
We are imperfect. We all make mistakes and we all have experienced failures.
Mistakes often fill us with regret and failures make us feel inadequate.
For some of us, whenever we think and reflect upon our mistakes, it causes us to hate ourselves and feel that we are undeserving of God’s love.
But every disappointment can be a new appointment.
Our mistakes and failures should not mark the end of the road.
Instead, they depict new beginnings.
A new beginning, a new learning experience, a new stepping stone.
The miracle is not that Jesus died.
The miracle is that Jesus died and resurrected.
Mistakes and failures may drag you down, but make a decision to turn them around.
Get back up and come back stronger.
Don’t ever give up after a mistake, or after 2 mistakes, or even after 3 mistakes.
Give yourself a second chance.
And a 2nd second chance.
Or even a 3rd second chance.
Because that’s what the cross is all about.