Some people have been blessed with perfect vision. Others have been granted the gift of being a visionary. And yet all of us--and I mean ALL--have been cursed with 20/20 hindsight.
As I look back over the year of disaster which is commonly known as 2007, I see a lot of things I could have done differently. A lot of things I SHOULD have done differently. But when it comes down to it, I am not sure that I would change a thing.
This issue is TRUST. It's something one of my old colleagues didn't have in me. I had it in him, but I suffered betrayal. Yes, I still hurt. And yes, it makes it difficult to trust anyone else. Yet I trust my friends...And I must be much more selective in choosing those I believe are.
I trusted someone with whom I worked. The persecution which I underwent was because of him. I have a slight idea of how Jesus felt when he was betrayed by one of his own, and yet I realize that on a cosmic scale that my own being betrayed is nowhere near that betrayal by Judas. Yet Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver. My betrayer was simply a coward. The term Quisling comes to mind.
My "Freedom" is costly. But it is also a relief. And yet I know for a fact: While human justice may have eluded me, The GRAND JUDGE in the scheme of things will have His say. My vindication is at hand; Justice will be served. This is not to say I am an innocent. I know perfectly well of my own sins and short-comings. Yet my advocate is at hand, and he understands me. He understands anger. He understands being betrayed. And he knows TRUTH.
I look back--and I know that my advocate has paid the price. He paid it for me. He paid it for YOU. He even paid it for my betrayer. I hope my betrayer understands this.
My advocate lives. And I know-- He is there. He has always been there.
My earnest prayer is this: Do not forget the wrong done to me. But chide him, chasten...and redeem.
"POPTART"-- and you know who you are... Think about this for a while. And remember.