The conviction this week of Rolf Harris for multiple cases of sexual assault is tragic for many reasons.
Above all, it is a tragedy for the girls he indecently assaulted.
We should pray for them and for all victims of sexual abuse, as they seek to recover and rebuild their shattered lives.
Yet the sins of Rolf Harris impact all of us as we feel the ripples of his abuse of trust.
As an Officer of the Order of Australia, and a much-loved Aussie icon, we expected him to act lawfully and respectfully towards women and children.
Yet in the midst of this abuse we must be reminded again of the real impact of the real hope in the real Jesus.
There is hope for victims, knowing that God will deal justly with those who have harmed them and their loved ones.
And there is hope in knowing that God promises eternal life without sadness and suffering for all who trust in the real Jesus.
Let us pray for healing and hope for those who are hurting.
Come Lord Jesus, come.