As I drove down the street last Thursday, I noticed the police car pulling up closely behind me. Sure enough, the blue lights began to flash. I pulled over and produced my license and registration. I hadn't been speeding, but it turns out my car tags (license plates) had expired...in November. The policeman headed back to his vehicle to write my ticket.
Several minutes passed and he came back and handing me back my license and registration. "Your debt has been paid" he informed me. My husband had paid the tag renewal fee, but not updated the stickers on my plate. The officer could still give me a ticket for improper display, and I guess I deserved one, but he let me go. A quick trip to DMV and $1 replaced the lost tags to be stuck on my license plates.
At the end times, I'll see those "blue lights" in heaven. (You know folks always do talk about walking toward the light. They just don't mention they're blue.) I'll be told of my offense, and I'll know what I deserve. But then God will say "Your debt has been paid." Jesus has taken care of my offense. I won't receive what I deserve. I'll be set free from my past and live eternally in God's kingdom come, just because I know, love and serve Jesus.
Jesus is the light of the world. Because of him, we don't have to be blue. We can have the light of life!
John 8:12 -- When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
2 Corinthians 4:6 -- For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
1 Peter 2:9 -- But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.