As we approach the anniversary of the assassination of one of America’s greatest presidents later this week, I am reminded of this story:
Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln, was once standing on a crowded railroad platform when he was pushed up against the side of the train by the pressing crowd. Suddenly, the train began to move, and Robert fell into the space between the platform and the moving train. Facing serious injury or death, he felt someone reach down, grab his collar, and lift him up to safety. As he turned to thank the person who had saved his life, he instantly recognized the face…
It was renowned actor Edwin Booth, the older brother of John Wilkes Booth.
Following the assassination of President Lincoln at the hands of his brother, Edwin recalled that the memory of saving the son of the slain president was one of the only things that kept him sane in the dark months that followed the night of April 14, 1865.
Is your past is checkered by the notoriety of others, or maybe by your own actions?
If so, I have good news for you…
We serve a God who is bigger than our past, mightier than our memories, and makes all things new!
The past is what it is.
Trust Jesus to write your future.