We’ve heard the stories of people who made a foolish decision to get a tattoo that later in life they regretted. And there are a few stories of folks who got a terrible tattoo because of a mistake made by a tattoo artist. That’s what we call “bad ink.” We all make wrong or foolish decisions. We put ourselves in a place where we are hurt or abused or allowed others to be hurt. We sin and face the consequences. We sabotaged a relationship. We wasted all our money because of an addiction. We played some role in what ended up in a divorce, abuse, bankruptcy, a broken dream, or the loss of a loved one. We didn’t love someone the way we wish we had. And there is the regret and sorrow for the opportunities wasted, risks not taken, words and love never expressed, gifts not given and forgiveness withheld. It is easy to keep reliving the regret. But our God is a God of second chances. He can use the regret to remind us the life we want to leave behind any of his unending grace to lead us out of the bad ink. We are offered a perpetual second chance by a God of infinite grace.