Scripture: 1 John 1 and 2
By Pastor Jason Walsh
1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin."
When evangelist John Wesley (1703-1791) was returning home from a service one night, he was robbed. The thief, however, found his victim to have only a little money and some Christian literature.
As the bandit was leaving, Wesley called out, "Stop! I have something more to give you." The surprised robbed paused. "My friend," said Wesley, "You may live to regret this sort of life. If you ever do, here's something to remember: 'The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin!'" The thief hurried away and Wesley prayed that his words might bear fruit.
Years later, Wesley was greeting people after a Sunday service, when he was approached by a stranger. What a surprise to learn that this visitor, now a believer in Christ, as a successful business man, was the one who had robbed him years before! "I owe it all to you," said the transformed man. "Oh no, my friend," Wesley exclaimed, "not to me but to the precious blood of Christ that cleanses us from all sin!"
You never know who God will put in your path and in what circumstances your paths will cross. Be assured God remains in control and faithfully uses all things for good. Let us go deeper and submit to John's words written in this verse. "Let us walk in the light as He is in the light, so that we may have fellowship one with another, knowing that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin" - and so that He may be glorified in our bodies, our interactions with others, ultimately leading those we encounter to Him!