Second Chance

Second Chance

By George Dunbar

One morning, a mechanic who has worked on our van from time to time knocked on our door in Korat, Thailand. He was very sad and very mad at the same time. He said that his wife had left him for another man a few days earlier. Now she wanted the house and this and that. The man had been drinking heavily, and he didn’t know what to do or who to talk with. He had a gun in his car, and said he wanted to go and kill his wife and her boyfriend, then kill himself.

He didn’t really understand what had brought him to our gate; he had just been driving around aimlessly, then suddenly he found himself at our house. The Lord had brought him to us, of course.

My wife and I tried to calm him down and help him see that killing anyone wasn’t the answer. “As impossible as this must seem right now, it would be better to just let her go,” we advised him. “Don’t try to take judgment into your own hands. Leave that to God. He knows what’s best for everyone concerned.”

He had a gun in his car, and said he wanted to go and kill his wife and her boyfriend, then kill himself.

It took a while, but the man finally calmed down. Before he left, he prayed with us to receive Jesus, and we prayed together for the Lord’s solution to his problem.

Some days later he came to us again for advice. His wife had come back and had asked him to forgive her and give her another chance. All of his friends told him not to take her back. What should he do?

We told him that the decision was his, of course, but that the Lord always forgives us for our mistakes and sins, and then He gives us another chance to do things right. Our mechanic, by now a dear friend, was very happy to hear that, as he really loved his wife and already knew in his heart that that was the right thing to do.

“Jesus and you have changed my life!” he exclaimed as he left.

Isn’t it wonderful how He does that?

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1 Comment

  1. May 11, 2017, 9:30 am   /  Reply

    mycket bra sida, kul att lsa om byggen man sg som liten! intr att lsa vart bilarna tog vgen, ja den mannen kunde knacka plt!

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