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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Second Chances

 
 
We all make mistakes in life. Most of us know the story of Samson - one of the strongest men who ever lived. He took his eyes off God, and it cost him his strength, and his sight. He was taken captive by the enemy, but his heart turned back to God. He asked for one more chance to destroy the enemies of God, and to have his mighty strength returned.
 
25 While they were in high spirits, they shouted, “Bring out Samson to entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them. When they stood him among the pillars, 26 Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.” 27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. 28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, 30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived. Judges 16:25-30
 
The God of second chances - and more! Amen?
 
Be wise today and always - repent and be ready to act in faith.