“How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit!” (Psalm 32:1-2)
Hey Gang: The day was beautiful, not a cloud in the sky. In the Air Traffic Control business that is what we prayed for each and every day. The pilots did not want to go through the instrument let down procedures and they certainly did not want to listen to my jargon. So, when on approach and they could see the runway, they tended to cancel their Instrument Flight Plan and take over visually.
On this particular day they were doing maintenance on our main runway so we advised each pilot that, when he reached the outer marker on the Instrument Landing System, he should break it off and line up on the secondary runway for landing.
All was going perfectly smoothly; then tower called down and said, “Advise the aircraft on approach to break it off and circle.” But, it was too late! The plane was too low to pull up so he completed the landing - in spite of the bulldozers and construction equipment. As he touched down, realized his error, he immediately cut his engine and pulled the aircraft off the runway into the grass.
Did you ever do that? O, I don’t mean do something stupid with your airplane, but did you even know better and go about and pull the plug and do something that you knew you would pay the Piper for later? Now, I know you are going to have a hard time believing it, but I certainly have.
Due to space, thank goodness, I do not have space to confess those ‘boo boo’s’ to you , I would rather tell you that, even when we do some of the stupid things of life, God stands ready to forgive us and forget. The Bible is filled with great men of God who made ‘boo boo’s’ and we know that God pulled them out of the ditch and used them in mighty ways.
Sooo, friends, I pray if you have done something that grieves the Holy Spirit, that you will confess it to the Father and then be willing to share with others the errors of your ways. There is something super special in witnessing when we share when we, too, walked the same wilderness mile others are walking and God used it for good.