Some of the most powerful and life changing words every spoken are, “I forgive you!” They can set people free, build new relationships and bring life, hope and new opportunities into our lives.
The Word of God
Live with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:13-14, NIV84)
Today’s reading: Isaiah 8-12
Really Busy: Isaiah 8-9
Rain (Author Unknown)
One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.
Suddenly, my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat. “Dad, I’m thinking of something.”
This announcement usually meant she had been pondering some fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that her six-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.
“What are you thinking?” I asked.
“The rain!” she began, “is like sin, and the windshield wipers are like God wiping our sins away.”
After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond. “That’s really good, Aspen.”
Then my curiosity broke in as I wondered how far would this little girl take this revelation? So I asked… “Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?”
Aspen didn’t hesitate one moment with her answer:
“We keep on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us.” I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on.
In order to see the Rainbow, you must first endure some Rain !
God’s richest blessings on your journey and Be There!