This was the headline in one paper today. Lance Armstrong’s fall is filed in my mind alongside the disgrace and demise of notorious characters like Saddam Hussein and Khadaffi. And I am reminded of God’s promise/warning that evildoers will surely reap the consequences of their sin sooner or later. Just as sure is His promise that those who are godly and faithful will be rewarded. My problem is that I’m too impatient. It’s hard to wait while evil keeps winning and the innocent are oppressed. Psalm 73 is a great read for times like this.
A TV commentator talking about Lance’s talk with Oprah said that “full confession must precede redemption and forgiveness.” Wow! I wonder if he realized that he was expressing deep spiritual truth as well. I pray that the world won’t just gawk and point fingers at Lance, but that there will be soul-searching to see where we are denying the truth and condemning ourselves. Confession and repentance are a heavy price to pay, and there will be consequences—BUT aren’t redemption and forgiveness well worth it in the long run?
Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!