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A Bad Call

So by the one man?s obedience the many will be made righteous.  Romans 5:19

Photo courtesy of office.microsoft.com.Recently, our school district’s automated phone system mistakenly called every parent to inform them that their child was absent. The phones in the school offices rang off the hook as frantic parents called to ask about their children. There’s a saying, “To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.” Maybe not. Long before computers were invented, humans created plenty of turmoil on their own.

The couple whose footsteps made the first human imprints on the face of the earth changed the course of history as a result of one major oops. The rest of us aren’t making things any better. Satan tailor-makes temptations for each of us. What might be a struggle for me may not be a problem for you and vice-versa. Fortunately for us, God supplied a one-size-fits-all remedy. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

By one selfless act, Jesus righted every wrong ever made. His redemptive work covers every sin whether it’s recorded on the pages of history for all to read or hidden deep away. Jesus did more than pay the penalty for our sin. Anyone who believes and trusts in His ability to wipe the slate clean is promised an eternity of life in heaven with Him. Imagine living in freedom from now into forever with someone who loves you that much. All you have to do is ask.

The communication system we have with God never glitches. Let Him know you’re ready to accept the fact that Jesus can clean up any mess you’ve made. What’s done is done … and that’s the good news. 

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Lynn Karlsen

Lynn Karlsen is a wife and mother of four. As her children have grown and moved on in life, Lynn has found more time to indulge her love for writing. Her husband supports her in many ways as she fills paper with ink by their cozy wood stove or on their covered deck in the Pacific Northwest. Experiences as a mother and teacher have provided a multitude of ideas for stories she writes for children. Lynn is a member of both ACFW and their subgroup for children’s fiction writers.