He himself carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we would be dead to sin and live for righteousness. (1 Peter 2:24)

30 years ago, my mother suffered a pretty severe heart attack. At the time, she owned a newsagents shop, and as she was on her own, I took the early shift each day (4 to 7am before I went to work) and tried to help by gathering and sorting all the newspapers each day.

This was at the time when a young boy of only 2 (James Patrick Bulger) from Kirkby, Merseyside, England, was abducted, tortured and killed by two 10-year-old boys.

It wasn’t ISIS, terrorists, or far-right supremacists, but it certainly rocked everyone’s world! I remember that with all the Media furore each day in the papers I was handling that it became very easy to hate these boys for what they’d done!

Then at Christmas, it all came to a head - I had my first-ever migraine. I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t function! I ended up almost catatonic for three days, just able to lie down and sob, hot tears filling my ears.

Then on the third day, I heard the Lord say: “Why have you let this anger and evil come into your life, just look at what it has done to you?” I apologised, and as suddenly as the migraine came, all the pain lifted, and I understood – I am not here to judge others; the judging of evil is far too terrible for a mere man - it's GOD’s job!

I am here to reveal His Grace and show that His people can die to sin by following Jesus along GOD's path of righteousness. ❤️



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