Saturday, April 7, 2012

Why Forgiven is Such a Powerful Word

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. ~ Luke 23:34

The last request Jesus made of His Father was, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."  Jesus knows what we do.  That didn't stop Him from making His final plea on our behalf.  Why was it so easy for Jesus to do this when it's so hard for us?

Jesus saw the end-game.  He knew the meaning of forgiveness perfectly.  We know it imperfectly.  Grudges are something we want to hold onto.  We think clutching a grudge protects us from pain and suffering.  It doesn't.  And failing to forgive closes the door to our Redeemer.

Jesus said, "it's finished."  The door to Heaven is open at last.  Your grudges are too big to fit in the doorway.  To enter, you must follow Jesus, leaving your grudges behind.  You have the power to enter the gates of Heaven.  Are you ready to let go?  If you're looking for the key, you already have it.  It's marked forgiven. Jesus has shown you how it works.  And when you're ready to use this key, you will discover how powerful this word is.  What's your opinion?

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