Thursday, May 03, 2007

Daily Thoughts - I Know A Man Who Can

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. (Luke 23:24)

It’s easy to say forgive people and even pray for your enemies, but it’s harder to do it. Many of us have suffered because our inhumanity to each other – abuse, neglect, prejudice, and discrimination to various degrees makes it hard for us to love, let alone forgive. Jesus however is in the prime position to promote forgiveness, because He experienced all of these and more even to the point of death by the cruellest method possible. Yet even as he suffered in agony, His concern was to express this amazing grace to those who put Him through such misery. So as we learn to forgive and go through the process of forgiveness, in all its difficulty we’re given an opportunity to do it because, like those AA adverts, we know a Man who can. Like the motor vehicle service, when we breakdown due to hurts, betrayal and abuse He is able to take it on for us and allow us to recover so we can make progress in life without carrying the heavy weight of unforgiveness in our hearts.

For His Name’s Sake
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