Think a minute…Henri Latour was the greatest detective in France during the 19th century. He was a mastermind at finding evidence and clues, then fitting it all together to find the criminal and bring him to justice. But mysteriously, this living legend’s career suddenly ended.
Detective Henri Latour was called to the scene of a horrible, violent crime. An old couple had been robbed and brutally murdered. The police had already arrested a suspect. But shortly after studying the crime scene and evidence, Latour’s instincts convinced him that the police had arrested the wrong man. He promised the police and the family that he would find the missing pieces of the puzzle and the murderer.
So began what many have called the most brilliant tracking of a criminal in the history of France. Henri Latour carefully gathered all the different pieces of evidence, one piece at a time, until he finally found his man and criminal.
The newspapers praised Latour’s brilliant detective work and spread the news of his fame all over France. Then suddenly, after solving that case, Latour retired and moved away. In fact, he lived alone for the remaining 25 years of his life.
You see, it was only after he died that the true identity of the last criminal Latour tracked down was made known to the public. In his last case, Latour had refused to back down from the truth, even when his investigation revealed and proved that the murderer was none other than Latour’s own son.
Sometimes the truth can be very painful. But sooner or later we each have to face it: we’ve done some things wrong in our life. And until we admit this fact to our Maker, we’ll never be free from our guilt. It’s then we realize that the price we pay of hurting our pride is nothing compared to losing our relationship with our Maker.
And the only thing we have to do is ask Jesus Christ for His forgiveness and new life. Then with Him in charge, we can start changing and living His way, which is the only way we’ll ever have peace of mind and be free. Just Think a Minute!