On Saturday I was sitting in an urgent care clinic with my son AJ who hurt his foot. We both knew it was broken but were waiting for a doctor to read the xrays. A.J. has been training for soccer and track very faithfully this winter and was really ready to have great seasons in both this spring. This injury has really bummed him out.
As we sat in the room waiting for the doctor, AJ said- "I hope he comes in and says 'your sins are forgiven'". I knew he was referring to the Mark 2 story, but responded immediately saying, "A.J., you know your sins are forgiven in Christ, right?".
I loved what the mopey guy said next- "Yeah Dad, I know, but you know what happens next in the story..."
Well, poor A.J. didn't get the same results as the paralytic and had to leave on his crutches. Nevertheless, and far more importantly, he knows his sins are forgiven.