“Oh No!”

Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Galatians 3:23-24

Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.”

Way back in 1953 I walked into an Air Force Recruiting Station and was met by a Sgt. Swift. He told me of the positive features available if I enlisted; I trusted him and enlisted.  But that is not the end of the story — ten years later I had received my college degree and a commission in the Air Force.

My first assignment was at the training base where I had attended Officers Training School. As I looked out over the personnel that I now supervised, guess whose name I saw — Sgt. Swift!  His first response was, “Oh no!” We had a good laugh about how things had changed, and he was glad that he had been honest during our first meeting.

One day we all will appear before the Judge of the universe. Every single thought or deed will be revealed. I am sure Satan will try to bring up every sinful thing in our past, but when we have confessed our sins and received Jesus into our hearts, we need not fear. Jesus was born in Bethlehem to pay the price for our sins. He has done what we could never do! Praise the Lord we never have to say, “Oh no!”

Blessings dear hearts.  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil       

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