Monday, March 28, 2011

Forgiveness

It hit me like a ton of bricks last week. I AM the man in the parable who was forgiven a large debt by the king. Like him, I struggle to forgive the man (or child) who, in turn, "owes" me. Usually it is my girls who face "my" justice side with little to no mercy. Why? Why do I rejoice at the forgiveness God has given me and then turn right around, indignant at my children's mistakes? They ask for forgiveness and I look at them as though they have three heads. Forgive? I have a hard time forgiving them because I have a good memory. I know that just a minute ago they committed the same offense against me and now they are doing it again. There is a pattern of wrong in their lives. But am I any different? How many days do I also turn to ask for forgiveness from my Heavenly Father and confess the same sins? Often. Too often. Lord, help me to be as forgiving as you are. Thank you, Lord for your amazing grace! Help me be an example to my children of You and Your forgiveness-and remember the trespasses no more!

for HIS glory!

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