Someone posted on Facebook this morning…”I don’t care what your race is, what your sexual preference is, what political party you belong to , or what other differences we may have, if you are nice to me, I will be nice to you.” This is well and good but doesn’t someone have to be first? I think I will take that thought with me today and be first!
2 Corinthians 1:21-22, reads, “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
Forgiveness is so important that it is mentioned in the Lord’s Prayer…”Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” It is necessary for both health and harmony. In Galations 5:22 it states, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.” Only when our hearts are softened can any of the afore-mentioned be experienced.
Today, I will practice forgiveness.
This afternoon my husband and I will be attending a Grandparents Day party at a local school where we were asked by a neighborhood dad who is raising his four-year old alone. When we told the father we would be honored to attend, he replied that his son would be thrilled.
Our hearts are softened by this invitation as I was reminded once more how priceless the gifts from the heart are. So grateful for this opportunity to express love.
Jeremiah 31:3 reads, “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.'” Our duty is to express the same.
My husband and I were notified this morning one of his good friends and our classmates from High School passed away yesterday. Noticing my mood is somber, not sad, I express gratitude that I believe Life is everlasting and uninterrupted. I love what is said in Colossians 3:15, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”