May 29, 2019
John 1:14 Living Bible (TLB)
How do you view forgiveness? Is it hard for you to forgive others when they sin against you? Even though many people struggle to do so, extending loving forgiveness to others is a very holy act. We are given the gift of forgiveness from God that we can actually give to others. When we forgive, we obey and reflect the Word or Voice of God. Forgiveness is actually liberating for us; we do not have to carry around the weight of hurt and pain. So, the next time you find yourself needing to forgive someone, please realize as you forgive that person you are actually being kind to yourself.
14 And Christ (the Word) became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness (grace) and truth. And some of us have seen his glory*—the glory of the only Son of the heavenly Father!*
Prayer: Lord, thank you for forgiving me. Help me to be quick to forgive others, so I may reflect your holiness and enjoy your fruit of kindness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.