CRACKS AND FACTSBy: Darrelyn L. Tutt
When a crack begins to spider-web across your windshield, it’s time to fix it.-It doesn’t get fixed by blaming the gravel truck that flew past you and threw a stone your way.-It doesn’t get fixed by throwing a stone back at the gravel truck.-It doesn’t get fixed by talking about getting it fixed.A cracked windshield gets fixed when the owner assumes responsibility for his windshield, brings it in to the appropriate “fix-it” place, and gets the job done.There’s a time factor and a cost factor involved …But there's also a clean windshield involved.-----Individuals who assume responsibility for the sin and the “cracks” in their lives and utilize the redemptive service called “confession” are blessed individuals.Temporarily, they may appear to suffer setbacks, inconveniences, and perhaps even a few perceived “injustices,” but in the end the “crack” is dealt with by a supreme “Serviceman” and Christ, Himself, gives a special regard to the individual who drives into His repair shop and asks to be restored.Christ has a way of sufficiently caring for the “time and cost” factors involved and, in His way and in His perfect time, He maintains the power to grant a flawless windshield to the child He provides coverage for.How He does it and why He does it are some of life’s beautiful mysteries,And that He does it …Is a most perfect and blessed reality.------Assume full responsibility for what you see and what you’re looking through;And absolutely refuse to focus on the rocks thrown your way.Drive yourself into the repair shop called Redemption and allow Christ to take care of you.Confessing “cracks” allows redemptive “facts” to surface in a most beautiful way.What He does with you, I cannot say,But what He gives to you,Is clean ...And coming "your" way.Watch for it.-----"I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah."Psalm 32:5Mmm ...Clean and beautiful.