“But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream.”
There’s a trial that will captivate America’s imagination for the next few days. TV pundits will talk of fairness, and they’ll discuss the evidence or lack thereof at length. I predict a short trial with a foregone conclusion, and then we’ll all go back to our regularly scheduled programming.
While this trial is historic, and could possibly have ramifications for years, decades, and maybe centuries to come, it is not the only trial happening today.
Across the country, even across the world, men and women will stand before judges and juries, and plead their cases. They will present evidence and arguments, and then they will wait for the final verdict. Some will be hoping for justice. Others are hoping for leniency. Still, there are others who feel like their fate is a foregone conclusion.
I’m a mixture of all three of these. Lord, I truly hope my actions are justified. But I desperately need your mercy. I know I have been wrong on so many occasions. Please forgive me. Thank you for the gift of salvation. Help me not to abuse the gift.”
I may not stand before the judge today. But my day is coming. So is yours. And just like some earthly defendants, I have friends in high places. I happen to know the judge. The result of my trial is a foregone conclusion. What about yours?