British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, was caught trying to bring $2.4 million worth of cocaine into Bali, only for the judge to impose a death sentence. Sandiford, 57, was sentenced to death in January and has lost two appeals against the decision. The prosecutor was asking for a 15 year prison sentence.
I heard this morning that the death penalty to all humanity, the consequences of our wrong doing has been reprieved by the judge if we take up His offer! He also said that He knew and understood that this was not based on a change of our behaviour, that like Sandiford, we would continue to “smuggle drugs” but it was based on His Son taking our place. He asked that we simply receive this free gift. Romans 6 “Sin pays its servants: the wage is death. But God gives to those who serve him: his free gift is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
This is such awesome news. What is mind blowing is that He has not pushed for a 15 year life sentence but to be free to enjoy the wide open spaces of His Grace.