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A couple taking a cruise on a transatlantic ocean liner awoke one morning and saw dark, threatening clouds on the horizon. They decided this would be a good day to have breakfast in the room so they called for room service.

When the steward arrived with their meal he made a comment about the impending storm and his curiosity about how it would be to ride one out on a ship.

The steward replied with “Oh, we have already come through that storm. It is behind us.”

Made aware of the storm clouds of sin, life can become threatening and dark too. Experiencing Jesus’ forgiveness brings us to the realization that we too have already come through the storm of judgment – it is behind us.