Before World War II, there were pacifists in many pulpits. When I was a young man going to school, I heard much about pacifism. Then on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked. After that we heard from one end of the country to the other, “I have been a pacifist, but I have changed. I am now ready to defend my country.” That is a form of repentance: “I have repented of my former attitude, I have changed.”
There was a man in Kentucky who defended the distilleries. One day he helped pry a man out of the snow and ice in a ditch outside a bar on the edge of Louisville. The man had gotten drunk, and the barkeeper had pushed him out in the cold winter night. Staggering, the drunk had fallen into a ditch and frozen to death. The next morning when they found him, this man had to help pry him out of the snow. He said, “When we pried him up, I looked at the frozen man with mud all over his face and body, and I changed. I am now against the liquor industry. I have repented of my attitude.”
Consider the testimony of a gambler who all the years of his life he made his living gambling. In his testimony he said, “One day I met a little boy. Talking to the boy, I learned that he was the son of the man with whom I had gambled the night before. I had won all of that man’s paycheck. Instead of being able to take his money home to clothe and feed the boy and the family, he had lost it all to me at the gambling table. When I looked at that ragged, half-starved boy, I changed. (End of his writing)
The blessed words in God’s Word: “I Repent”
Blessed Reader – – take this to heart. There is no one any where, any place that should not say, or believe those two words: I REPENT. If you do not feel you need to “repent”, you are the most to be pitied. Because you are the one who needs it the MOST!!
In His constant care. Marge