Over the last week I have seen three different police cruisers roll through stop signs to make a right turn without stopping. The truth is that a lot of people do it. There are probably more people who roll right through them than actually stop. So I didn't think twice when I saw it.
It did prompt me think about the nature of sin in our lives. There are an awful lot of things that we used to call sin that don't quite hit the mark on our radar any more. We tell little white lies and cheat a little on our taxes. We gossip about our friends and get angry at those who serve us. These are just the little things, like rolling through stop signs. But there are bigger things too.
The truth is that the Apostle Paul was right. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That's why we need a Savior. When even those who should know better end up breaking the law, then what hope is there for the rest of us.
Here is the good news that comes to us this weekend. Jesus died and took our place on the cross. He bore the curse and punishment for our sins so that we could be forgiven. Then he rose from the dead as a sign that God would be true to his word. As we celebrate the resurrection on Sunday, we celebrate our new life in Christ. The old has passed away. The new is here forever. Praise God for his wonderful love.