Wouldn’t it be nice to be born again? To get a chance to have a fresh start and completely erase all the horrible things you’ve done and all the horrible things that have been done to you. I watched a movie about a girl that was physically abused by her mother. Because of that abuse she was a very damaged adult that did pretty terrible things. Being overwhelmed by the guilt of the things she had done and unable to forget what had been done to her she ended up committing suicide . She ended her life with the hope that she would be born again and have a better life. I could never really understand the reasoning behind incarnation but after watching this film, I get it.
I too, have said many times that I want another chance, ” God give me the chance to be born again, to live a different life, to make better choices.” I’ve said so in fits of anger, and pain, forgetting that as a Christian I have been born again. That I too, will die and have a fresh start in heaven but not only in heaven here on earth as well. Because Jesus died for me I am not shacked by the mistakes of my past, or of the pain inflicted upon me by others and myself. I am free. I may never forget what I have done or what was done to me but because I know I am free I can choose to live a better life. I have hope in Christ that tomorrow will be better than today.
Sometimes life can be painful. Living itself, being human is painful. Maybe you want another chance but you don’t see a way out. Maybe, you’re too scared to stop what you’re doing and try something different. Or maybe you feel like you deserve to suffer or be punished because of the things you’ve done or things others have done to you. What I want to say is this,”In Jesus Christ you have another chance, in fact because He loves you so much you have many chances. There is hope to live a better life and make a different choice, a better choice and you don’t need to be reincarnated for that.
In terms of sexual abuse or sexual activity it can feel like you’re forever marked or scarred by what has happened to you or by your choices. It can feel like you’re stuck, stuck forever with the remnants of your past forever stained and wounded on the inside. Because its your body, a body that you can’t change you may feel like in this life “I will never have another chance, because no amount of washing, or cutting, or starving, will ever make me clean again.” But I’m here to tell myself and to tell you that in this life you can have another chance. Jesus sees you and in Him you are whole, He sees you and He wants you to come as you are. At least, that is my hope, and my belief. Tomorrow will be better than today. Choose to be free. God bless.
Image by Judy Prosser http://www.judyprosser.com.au/prints&cards/Prints/309.htm