32 – Swing

There were two men, Lynk and Alex, who got together every week to play tennis. They often engaged in conversation, making their tennis time also like therapy.

One day, Alex somehow got on the subject of God. Lynk said, “I don’t know, man. I’ve done so many bad things in my life. I think I’m hopeless.”

“But that’s the thing,” Alex said. “Jesus died for your sins, no matter how many there are.”

“I don’t know,” Lynk said. “I don’t want to give up all my vices.”

“But when you have a relationship with God, you won’t want to do your vices. You’ll want to do good.”

“Okay, what do I need to do?”

“Do a devotional, read the Bible, and pray every day. That’s all you need to start. Next, you will need to find a church and a Sunday school.”

So they prayed together, and Lynk invited Jesus into his heart. When he got home, he started reading the Bible and was amazed. He couldn’t put it down.

The next day, Lynk went to work and started to notice Bible verses everywhere he looked. He saw “love your neighbor as yourself” and “forgive one another.”

As he kept reading the Bible, he noticed that it was changing how he related to people. He still had trouble dredging up his past sins, but he knew that in good time, God would help him to overcome.

Lynk’s story is a reminder that God is always ready to forgive us, no matter what we have done. He is also always willing to help us to change our lives for the better. All we need to do is ask for His help.

“The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works..”

Psalm 145:9

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