Matthew 6:14 (NLT) For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
Love has many facets and dimensions. It’s not all emotion and it often takes great effort to administer. One facet of love that can require great effort is the act of forgiveness. Love, in its most liberating form, truly forgives. Forgiveness can either be simple, or it can be difficult and complicated. It has its best chance to present itself when one has learned it from a parent or leader over years of observation.
If our children are to be forgiving, we their parents must teach them the art of forgiveness. Every day in thousands of ways, children are asking parents, “Do you forgive me?” Have you noticed this pattern? And no matter how old our children are, Expectations often lead parents to consciously or unconsciously give the message, “You’re not forgiven.” I share today’s message from my heart of hearts, let us parents and leaders help restore and set our children free today!
What message are you communicating to others? The Bible contains many examples of forgiveness. Do a word-search and see for yourself. Then be ready to demonstrate and operate in forgiveness. Our family, Our friends, Our relationships, Our Churches, Our lives, and all that we need in this season is “A Love that Forgives”
Quote Nelson Mandela: “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be imprisoned”
Prayer: Divine God, I pray today that you will forgive my sins; I pray that you will give me the grace and mercy to forgive the people who have hurt and injured me and as I do this, help me to be an living example of your glory and divine love to my family and the people around me. Amen.