The phrase “Cancelled Without Prejudice” is used in the embassy or consulate’s decision to change the current visa for correction or change of status.
For migrants or those travelling abroad, having the phrase stamped on your passport means that your other visas remain valid and do not prejudice future visa applications.
“Cancelled Without Prejudice” signifies that you have gotten a new visa that might be better than the preceding one.
In this season of Lent, I see Jesus Christ, his suffering, death and resurrection as God’s living “Cancelled Without Prejudice” stamp for us.
If receiving a visa that would ensure an indefinite stay in our chosen foreign land brings much joy, how much more when we’re getting a “Cancelled Without Prejudice” status from God and having the great assurance of infinite staying in Heaven?
Yes, there’s more to life than just getting an earthly visa and probably travelling around the world until you wear out and die.
As Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story would say, “To infinity and beyond”, let us take the chance to travel to infinity and beyond with God.
While embassies need lots of documents and fees, God requires a contrite heart and commitment to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
It is free. No fees are required, for Jesus Christ has paid the price.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:22-24)
Come in humility before the Lord, confess your sin and, express your need of the Redeemer, accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord.
Let your sinful life be “Cancelled Without Prejudice” before God and become a citizen of Heaven.