On this past Friday a presidential candidate announced his choice for his running mate. Immediately the press demonstrated its character by going on a search for skeletons in her closet.
Rumors began to circulate via blogs that Gov. Palin's 4 month old son was actually the son of her 17 year old daughter. False.
To quell that maliciousness the Palins put out a statement that their daughter was actually 5 months along in a pregnancy with plans to marry her child's father. In a statement demonstrating his own character, the opposition candidate, Sen. Obama, threatened to fire any of his staff found guilty of spreading rumors about candidates' families. Well done.
Next, it's been discovered that Palin's husband Todd was arrested for a DUI 22 years ago when he was 22.
I once owned a black lab who would dig up the carcasses of dead chickens she had killed and I had buried. Days later the rotting corpse would reappear. I guess it was in her nature.
It's a political year. Unfortunately the vultures will continue to circle, searching for carrion to feed a populace that seems to hunger for such things.
God, on the other hand has a different nature. When one of His children sins He provides forgiveness through the death of His Son and "buries that sin in the depths of the sea", remembering it "no more". His concern is not what we did, but who we are. We are to learn from our past blunders, understand grace, be changed by it and move on.
Likewise, we who are His children are to adorn His nature and follow suit. Holding grudges, searching closets for skeletons, digging up dirt on someone else misrepresents the new nature we've been graciously given. And what we sow we will reap.