LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Scars will remain from sin
Sin has a domino effect; once a sin is committed a series of consequences follow, God will forgive our sin if we ask Him, but the consequences of that sin have already been set in motion.
God will always forgive our sins and will often intervene to make the bitter consequences less severe, but the scars will remain. Thinking through the possible consequences before we act can stop us and thus save us much sorrow and suffering.
— Richard W Burridge, Fort Wayne