The other day I was driving through the intersection of Abercorn and Derenne on the way to the hospital. I don’t know if the cameras are still there that catch those who run the red light but I know of several who have received a fine in the mail for doing so.
As I went through my mind, I went back to situation that I witnessed about a year ago. I was with a couple when the wife had just received the mail and had gotten a letter with the fine enclosed.
A few days earlier her husband had run the red light and was caught. She told him that she had received this notification and he denied it and even said he was no where near that particular area that day. She then showed him the picture they had sent with him driving his car at that place at that time. He had been caught and then had no defense.
This reminds me of how some people live; they think that no one is watching when they do wrong and that they will never get caught. For one thing, God is watching and for another, things have a way of coming to the surface. The Bible says, "and be sure your sins will find you out."Eventually most people get caught for the sins they commit but even if a person could go through this life with their dirty little secret, God is waiting at the end and has been taking notice and there will be a day of reckoning.
What should we do if we do something wrong? The scripture tells us to confess our faults to one another. So we need to go to the person or persons we have offended and make a confession. The Bible also tells us to confess our sins to our heavenly Father and that "if we confess our sins he (God) is able to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
What things could you be hiding in your life? Confess them and receive healing, restoration and peace.
Pastor Steve Lane, New Beginnings Community Church