Sunday, April 29, 2012
It is easy to get caught up in the disappointments of this world. A friend was talking today about how someone else had let them down by their actions. They at first had the attitude to be done with them but soon recognized forgiveness was a better response. People 'will' disappoint you in life, it's practicly guaranteed, but God 'never' will. Without forgiveness, this would be a cold, uncaring, cruel world. If we would recognize our own faults first before we point the finger, we'd be more tolerant and forgiving of others. Matthew 6:15 ''But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.'' The ultimate forgiveness is given to believers thru the blood on the cross when Jesus bore our sins in a once and for all sacrifice. Acts 13:38 ''“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.''
Despite the trials and strife of life, there is always a positive, beautiful aspect to be seen. Be better, not bitter. Be sweeter, not sour. Be gentler, not harsher. Be brighter, not darker. May your focus be on all that is good in your world today and not the bad.