Forgiveness is Not an Option!
There are times in our lives and in our walk with God that we will need to find the strength to do something that may seem impossibly difficult. Having the need to forgive someone is often one of those times.
As Christians, however, we do not have an option when it comes to forgiveness. It is something that we must do. In fact, the Bible says that as we pray, if we have anthing against someone, we must forgive them.
And when you stand praying, if you hold anyting against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in Heaven may forgive you your sins. ( Mark 11;25 )
There are certain things that God expects of His children, and the willingness to forgive is certainly among them. Of course, God does not ask anything of us that He is not willing to do as well. In Christ, we have a perfect example of forgivenes.
You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love too all who call to you. (Psalms 86:5)
Sometimes we may feel justified in holding a grudge when the offence was especially serious. But if God, who was perfect, can forgive us, we must be willing to forgive others.
True peace can be found when we are willing to forgive others.
Your In Christ,
Bishop Milton Mosby