I stood waist-deep in the Jordan River, waiting for the man I was about to baptize. He made his way slowly into the current, stopped in front of me, and looked me in the eye. “Are you sure I can be baptized?”
“What do you mean, Don?” I asked him. He had tears in his eyes.
With a trembling voice, this man in his sixties confessed to me a terrible sin he committed many years ago. He waited for my answer.
I’ll never forget that moment.
Let me ask you. If you could pick one event in your life you could go back and do it over, which would it be? If you’re like me, it would be tough to choose just one. We’ve all done things that have left us in deep regret. We mourn them like a death.
And while we can’t change the past, we also can’t ignore it.
Nor do we need to.
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