*Post by Miranda Telford*
A couple of weeks ago, Shania Twain took a tumble in front of thousands of people.
It happened at the CMT Awards. I didn’t watch the awards so the day after I searched the internet to find a video of her fall.
What I did discover was this article that states:
Cable channel CMT says a fall by Shania Twain was edited out of replays of its awards show to save her from embarrassment. “The last thing we want to do is embarrass anyone on our show, particularly someone as gracious as Shania Twain,” John Hamlin, the show’s executive producer, said in a statement Thursday.
My first thought was, “It’s not fair for a celebrity to get their embarrassing moment erased!“
You see, I’ve had many tumbles in my life. I always have bruises on my arms and legs from bumping into things. One fall that haunts my memory happened in the 8th grade. It was lunchtime. A few of us wanted to sit at a picnic table outside. The cool kids were up ahead as I walked out of the cafeteria and then . . . I fall flat on my face. I didn’t see the curb. They all pointed and laughed and I was mortified. I would have given anything for that mistake to be erased.
Like it never happened.
The truth is, just like the media and CMT virtually erased Shania’s fall, God does the same with us when we fall, consciously sin or make a mistake. In His word he promises,
…Even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Isaiah 43:25
We love to watch & judge people when they screw up or make a mistake. We offer little grace. Yet we forget about our own sins and mistakes and the love the Father has for each and every one of us.
So next time you are tempted to laugh & cut someone down because of their tumble.