June 10, 2017: A Note from a Friend
Micah 7:18-19 (NIV)
18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. 19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
The Williams returned to campus in the late afternoon with the journal in their possession. “What should we do with this journal?” Ruth kept asking her husband, who had been deep in thought on the ride back to town.
“I have been asking the Lord that question and here is what I think we should do. Let me know if you agree with this idea.”
“I think we should type out a note that would present the gospel to her inn some way that she would not know who had it. The note should contain some passages of Scriptures that speak of God hiding our sins and forgiving us of all that we have done or will ever do.”
“Becki has got to be living her life in complete fear right now. Can you imagine what you would feel if you had written down all of your dark secrets in a journal and it fell into the wrong hands?”
Ruth went completely silent as she thought about Becki. “Honey, if she does not know the Lord how will she deal with this?”
“Ruth, you have seen how other college students try to hide their fears of being found out. Rest assured that Becki will try one or several of these ways we have witnessed here. Only this time I think the pressure on Becki will be more than she can handle. She has allowed the root of bitterness to take control of her so I do not thin her immediate future looks too hopeful.”
“Let’s pray together and then I will write the letter but I want you to type it out and then print it on one the printers at the library and then we will send it to her dormitory address by campus mail.”
They met Sally at the door and she told them of her meeting with Chancellor Wilson. They were a little taken back with the announcement, but it was not really a date, it was just an informal meeting where she could offer her defense of the Williams to Chancellor Wilson.
“Well, go get dressed and we will entertain the Chancellor until you are ready,” Ruth offered.