As I sit and have my cup of coffee with Jesus, I was thinking about the word Forgiveness. I was reflecting on all that Jesus went through. I think of all the people He had to forgive on His journey, the disciples who abandoned Him, the people who mocked Him and, of course, those who lead to His crucifixion. And then I think about all the people I need to forgive on my journey. I think of the people in my life who have hurt me or betrayed me. Sometimes it’s easier for me to plan their demise than to forgive them!
But I know what Jesus expects of me, to forgive seventy times seven. In Ephesians 4:32 the Scriptures say, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.” And Matthew 6:14 says, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
Today, I’m going to name the people that I need to forgive and pray that God opens my heart to that gift. We have the gift of a God that never stops forgiving us, and He calls us to do the same.
Have a blessed day!