The Defense Attorney
- The Defense Attorney
After living what I felt was a "decent" life, my time on earth came
to the end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the
waiting room of what I thought to be a court house. The doors opened
and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table.
As I looked around I saw the "prosecutor." He was a villainous
looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the
most evil person I have ever seen.
I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney, a kind
and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me, I
felt I knew Him. The corner door flew open and there appeared the
Judge in full flowing robes. He commanded an awesome presence as He
moved across the room I couldn't take my eyes off of Him. As He took
His seat behind the bench, He said, "Let us begin."
The prosecutor rose and said, "My name is Satan and I am here to
show you why this man belongs in hell."
He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and
in the past when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible
perversions that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the
further down in my seat I sank. I was so embarrassed that I couldn't
look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that
even I had completely forgotten about.
As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I
was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not offering
any form of defense at all. I know I had been guilty of those
things, but I had done some good in my life - couldn't that at least
equal out part of the harm I'd done?
Satan finished with a fury and said, "This man belongs in hell, he
is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who
can prove otherwise."
When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach
The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and
beckoned Him to come forward. As He got up and started walking, I
was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty. I realized why
He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and
He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hi, Dad," and
then He turned to address the court.
"Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny
any of these allegations. And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and
this man deserves to be punished." Jesus took a deep breath and
turned to His Father with outstretched arms and
proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so that this person might
have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior, so he is
My Lord continued with, "His name is written in the book of life and
no one can snatch him from Me. Satan still does not understand yet.
This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy."
As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and
said, "There is nothing else that needs to be done. I've done it
The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The
following words bellowed from His lips...
"This man is free." The penalty for him has already been paid in
full. Case dismissed."
As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I
won't give up, I will win the next one." I asked Jesus as He gave me
my instructions where to go next, "Have you ever lost a case?"
Christ lovingly smiled and said, "Everyone that has come to Me and
asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as
you, "Paid In Full!"