Monday, April 30, 2007

NOTHING STAYS HIDDEN FOREVER!


Your sins will find you out! That is what the Word of God clearly tells us. King David thought he had gotten away with some horrific deeds; adultery, murder, the defaming of Gods name. But one day the prophet Nathan came to him with the message that he might have fooled those around him, but he had not fooled almighty God. David paid a heavy price for that secret sin, but he also came to know the joy of living a forgiven life.

There is nothing new under the sun, as in today's news we read of a man whose sin has found him out, from the wires;

"On Friday, Randall L. Tobias resigned as deputy secretary of state one day after confirming to Brian Ross of ABC that he had patronized the Pamela Martin firm."

The firm is an escort service run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who is currently facing charges for running a prostitution operation. Reportedly her girls worked for $300.00 per hour in the Washington DC area. That hourly rate is an indicator that her clients would be people of substance and wealth, like Mr. Tobias. He is a man with great influence and unfortunately for him and his family, at the age of 65 he has brought shame to both. He has learned the hard reality of no sin staying hidden.
There is another story line here, and that is all of those who are on Miss Palfrey's client list. She has said she is going to go public with the names of all of her customers. We do not have to wonder too long before realizing that there will be prominent powerful people exposed. One can only imagine those who have partaken secretly, behind the backs of their spouses and children, the angst they must presently be feeling.

It is a good lesson to all that what is done in secret will be brought to light by the Lord. The great news is there is mercy and grace at the Cross of Christ. It might take a while for your spouse and your family to forgive you, but Christ Jesus forgives completely and instantly at Calvary. So if you read this with some secret sin in your life, run to Jesus. The way of the Cross leads home for you, and there is where you will find forgiveness, grace and mercy!

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pastor tom
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