What A Gift!
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
Have you ever forgiven a loved one who wronged you and said they were sorry? It’s difficult, but to save the relationship, often we find it in our heart to forgive – especially if the other person is sincerely sorry. But how about the person who wrongs you and is not sorry? Would they be dead to you? Should that relationship be pursued? Should they be shown forgiveness? Actually, it happened to each of us ... about 2,000 years ago.
All of us, at one time or another, chooses wrong over right: to lie, steal, curse, or to be resentful, bitter, or jealous of another person. Because we are made in God’s image and created to be in relationship with Him, when we violate His character, we separate ourselves from Him and sever the relationship. Still, as a loving Father, God wants to restore this relationship and is always willing to forgive us. In Romans 5:8, The Bible says: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. What a demonstration of love; What a Gift!
Lord of all Creation, and Father of all mankind. Thank You, for the greatest Gift the world has ever known, Your own Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.