Saturday, April 15, 2006

forgive like this

". . . if you forgive others when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." (Matthew 6:14-15 TNIV)
Forgiveness. That's something we all want in our heart of hearts, and yet, find it very difficult at times to give to others. What we need is a childlike heart; a heart that, though suffering unthinkably, can forgive incredibly. A heart that can forgive as Jesus, the Son of God, forgave.
"Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.'" (Luke 23:34a TNIV)
And if you need a modern day example of such, I cannot image one better than this. To go on with life and to forgive like this, this is our task. And a little child shall lead us.