• 88°

Forgive others as you have been forgiven

The one issue that most Christians have a problem with is forgiveness. When a person is saved, we accept God’s forgiveness according to the riches of His grace. He not only forgives us, but as stated in Jeremiah 31 :34, He promises to remember our sins no more. In Ephesians 4:32 God instructs us to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave us.

A few weeks ago, a young man shared with me that at a Bible sharing meeting he attended the topic was Forgiveness. He asked, “How can a person be expected to forgive someone if that person had murdered their child?” He was upset and continued repeating that he could never believe someone could be so forgiving.

I then shared the story of a good friend of mine whose daughter was murdered. The man who killed her was arrested, charged, and found guilty. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Within a couple of months, she found it in her heart to forgive him and wrote him a letter sharing her heart and forgave him. My friend seemed to have a hard time believing my story.

The mother of the victim is still living in the area, and I mentioned her name. He knew the family. He said, “I still can’t understand it.”

My closing remark was, “If you’re a Christian, it’s not about understanding, but about being obedient to God’s Word.” We must forgive as God has forgiven us.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, or e-mail: hkeller@comcast.net.