When Nixon aide Chuck Colson was convicted of Watergate-related crimes, his family was already in crisis, and Colson grieved over being removed from them to serve prison time. Colson had recently become a Christian, and was part of a group of other government officials who followed Christ. Minnesota Governor Al Quie offered to serve Colson’s time in prison. The law wouldn’t allow it. But it was a different case when Christ presented Himself to take your penalty and mine. God permitted His Son to take the death-sentence sin had imposed on us. He became our substitute and took on our sentence.
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