The reflection of blue lights flashed in my rearview mirror. Embarrassed, I pulled over.
“Ma’am, can you explain why you were speeding?”
“I wasn’t paying attention.”
When I got home, I looked up potential consequences: one-year revocation of license, lawyer and court costs, license points. I felt nauseous. Rather than worrying further, I prayed, “Father God, this license is Yours to take or give as You desire.” I called my husband, and he called our attorney.
“I might get the charges reduced by ten miles per hour,” the lawyer said, “or it could be reduced to improper equipment.” He explained his rates. “Do you have questions? And try not to worry. I’ll do my best to get this matter resolved.”
“Will you be with me in court?” I asked.
“You stay home. I will speak to the judge on your behalf, and I will represent you.”
A few days later, my lawyer called. “Your case has been dismissed.”
“Dismissed? As in, forgiven?”
“Dismissed means we’re acting as if this never happened. It won’t appear on your record, and you’ll owe no court costs. Your slate is wiped clean. Oh, and my services are gratis.”
God is good, and even if my license had been revoked, I would still have reason to believe this is true. God loves us so much He sent Jesus to take the punishment for our transgressions—even those more serious than traffic violations. With our belief, Jesus erases our record of sins. Through His shed blood, Jesus blots our sins away. The work He accomplished is beyond forgiveness, and the charges against us have been dismissed.
When we get to heaven, no one will say, “Remember when you were speeding?” Not only are we forgiven, we are also made new. Our good God knew we’d need a Savior, so He sent the best Lawyer we could ever dream about.
Take a moment to thank God for sending Jesus to wipe your record clean.
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