Christian Living Expecting Forgiveness

Forgiveness Thursday – When It Involves Your Children

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Happy Thursday!  I’m so glad we made it through Wednesday.  We all have challenging days from time-to-time, and yesterday qualified for me.  Today is a new day and it feels great to start over.


Has anyone ever crossed the lines in a situation that involved your children?  It doesn’t have to be anything major.  I heard someone in authority once say “you can say anything you want about me, but leave my family alone”.  It’s true.  As a mother and grandmother, I am particularly sensitive to words and actions involving my children and grandchildren.  You don’t play with a bear cub, because you know the mother bear will be somewhere close ready to take care of you.  The same holds true of most mothers.


This morning I recall a particularly painful situation involving my daughter where I held a grudge.  I have crossed paths with the woman over time, but I have managed to avoid her.  Today, I found myself face-to-face with the lady.  I know God was with me, because I handled the situation like a professional. I was kind, caring and helpful.  After she left I reflected at how she is also a child of God, now suffering due to the Hurricane.  How could I not forgive her, when God forgives me?

So today, join me in placing forgiveness at the top of your priorities.  God bless you.


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