I’ve often said that Jesus gives us countless second chances and do-overs in this life, and He surely gives them to us when we don’t deserve them. So I particularly loved this AW Tozer excerpt when I read it in my morning devotional:
"Jesus was able to see potential in the woman at the well that we could never have sensed. What a gracious thing for us that Jesus Christ never thinks about what we have been! He always thinks about what we are going to be. You and I are slaves to time and space and records and reputations and publicity and the past-all that we call the case history. Jesus Christ cares absolutely nothing about anyone’s moral case history. He forgives it and starts from there as though the person had been born one minute before." Faith Beyond Reason, 103-104
It truly is an amazing grace.