June 10 – Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr, was released on parole last month, after spending 13 years in prison for killing Sgt. Christopher Speer, a US medic, in Afghanistan, On the day of his release, Khadr said, “There’s nothing I can do about the past, but I hope I can do something about the future.” True- we cannot un-do our past actions. Only a God of love can right the wrongs of yesterday, because Jesus, God’s Son has made it possible for all our wrong-doing to be forgiven and forgotten. Paul wrote, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” It is true, that, like Khadr, “there’s nothing we can do about the past. ”But what Jesus, the Savior did in the past makes it possible for all of us to do something about the future. Isaiah invites us to take action now, urging us to “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near…He will have mercy …He will abundantly pardon.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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