It’s not my Pigeon

It’s not my Pigeon

It's not my pigeon One daiY a woman was surprised to flnd a basket on her doorstep, conta1ning a living pigeon. A note warned her that unless she attached a certain sum of money to the bird's leg and released it immediately, her house would be burnt down that night. "Well, l wonder whose pigeon this is," she thought. She not1f1ed the police who promptly chartered two planes, tied a long ribbon to the bird's neck, released it and instructed the pilots to follow the bird. An excuse, 'It's net my p:tgeon' As soon as the pigeon flew down to a houae, a photograph was taken of the place. The pilots informed the police, who dashed into the building and found two brothers eagerly untying the bird's ribbon. Theywere immediately arrested, but protested, "It is not our pigeon. Itjuat flew to our house." The police officer ordered a test. One of the policemen took the pigeon to a distant spot and released it. It came straight back to the house. A second and a third time -it flew to the house, to its home. Finally the brothers broke down and made a confession.

Your excuse, 'It's net my fault' Have you ever said, "It's not !DY fault", Just to get out of a sticky situation? Do you know that yeu are responsible for your sin? God SBiYS, "Be sure your sin will find you out" (Numbers 32:23). You are restless and uneasy, and you feel guilty, because deep down in your heart you know that somehow, somewhere, some time, you have to give account of what you did. The wicked men in the story shrugged their shoulders and tried to hide their s1nful deed by sBiY1ng, "It's not !DY pigeon". Your sin is part of you, burdens you, bears you down and must be dealt with or it will carry you awBiY to a place of "outer darkness", eut offfrom Godfor ever. But "God is love" and in His great love for you has made a wBiY to save you from sin. Here 1s the a.nswer "He (the Lord Jesus Christ) was made to be sin for us" (2 Corinthians 5: 21) -"He (Christ) bore the sin of many" (Isaiah 53:12). -"Christ himselfbore our sins in his bOdy on the tree/cross" (1 Peter 2:24). Have yeu personally reallzed that Christ, the sinIess One, died to save you, the sinner? Will you not let H1m take your sin aWBiY, free you from its demands, release you from guilt and so make you ready for eternall1fe in His presence? Here is the WBiY, SBiY this prBiYer from the bottom of your heart, really meaning it:

A personal pra.yer Dear God, 1 acknowledge that 1 am a sinner, helpless and lost. 1 am guilty before you and other people. AB a result ofthis, ail 1 deserve is eternal punishment. But 1 now come to you and confess that 1 have disobeyed your laws and wronged other people. 1 am sorry. Dear Lord Jesus, 1 bel1eve that you came into the world to save sinners such as 1 am. 1 now receive you into my heart as my own personal Lord and Saviour. Amen." "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and Just and will forgive us our sina and puri:(y"us from ail unrighteousness. And the blood of Jesus, h1s Son, purifies us from ail sin" (1 John 1:9,7b). AB you have now accepted Christ into your life, settle your past and go forward with God's help. Learn from the Bible to walk in God's WBiYS, seek His face in personal pr8iYElr time and look for fellowship with other Christians in a church where the Word of God is preached in truth.