As I sit here writing this post, which is two weeks out from being published, I keep repeating aloud and within,
"But it's not my fault!"
"But it's not my fault!"
"BUT IT'S NOT MY FAULT!"
You see, last evening I went online to renew my identification card which expires this month. It's NOT a driver's license, since I don't drive, just a simple ID card which I carry with me to prove who I am!
My current ID was issued on December 18th, 2009, and it's time to renew it. No big deal because I was thrilled beyond words when I learned that I met all the necessary requirements to complete the renewal process online!
I took my time meticulously typing all the information into my computer which they asked for and then patiently waited to read that everything was taken care of and that my new ID card was issued!
BUT, instead, the message I received told me that my LICENSE had expired on December 18, 2009!
First off, I DON'T own a driver's license, and even if I did, how could it possibly have expired the EXACT SAME day it was issued?
To say I was a bit confused was an understatement!
My first thought was that I must have entered some wrong information into the system.
So I happily began the process all over from the beginning.
Unfortunately, that happiness didn't last too long, when once again, it spit out the same exact message!
To say I was a bit frustrated was an understatement!
So of course I did what I always do, I took it to my husband and said, "Dear, can you please fix this for me?"
The next morning Brian called the transportation department, and of course I had to verify who I was and give them some information. I would really like to say I did it with a cheery, friendly voice, but to my own demise, I did not.
I was tired, frustrated, not feeling well.
for a bad attitude,
The woman on the other end of the phone was just doing her job. She didn't deserve the brunt of my horrible temperament.
Somehow back in 2009 when I got my ID card, all the documents which I took with me to the DMV were not scanned into the system, so now I cannot renew my ID card online.
This means the inconvenience of using my wheelchair and attempting to maneuver around the lines and crowds of people just to renew my ID card because of something which got messed up way back in 2009!
As I stewed upon this for quite some time, the Lord gently brought a Man to my mind who had every right to say,
However, this Man CHOSE instead to say,
"Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done"
When this Man, Who is God, was sent by God, to leave the spenders of Heaven to be born of a virgin, to live and breathe as a human in this sin-sick world, to experience all the many facets of humanity, except for sin, He could have easily exclaimed, "But it's not My fault!"
When this Man was brought before Pilate, found guilty, even though He was totally innocent, then sentenced to death by crucifixion, He could have stood up and shouted, "But it's not My fault!"
As this Man was being scourged, mocked, beaten, spit upon, stripped of his clothes. As a crown of thorns was slammed down upon His head and His hands and feet were driven through with nails. As this Man hung on the cross dying a cruel, agonizing, brutal death, He most definitely could have cried out, "But it's not My fault!"
in all of history
ever had the right
I weep as I type these words remembering all that Jesus was willing to go through just so I, just so you, could be forgiven of our sins. So we could have a personal relationship with Jesus, fellowshipping with Him here on this earth, and being with Him one day in Heaven for all eternity.
Yes, Jesus could have looked at the cross and said,
that He didn't?
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
"Father, thank You for sending Your Son, the Lord Jesus, to this sin-filled world on our behalf. Jesus, there are not enough words to adequately thank You for all that You accomplished for us as You died on the cross. Thank You, Lord, for loving us so much that you chose to say, 'Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done', when You could have easily uttered, 'But it's not my fault!'. Lord, we love You beyond words.
In Jesus' Holy and Precious Name, Amen."
WHAT A SAVIOUR!
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