Friday, November 20, 2009

Beware of the pleasant view of the Fatherhood of God.

God is so loving and kind that of course He will forgive us.

That sentiment has no place whatever in the New Testament. The only ground on which God can forgive us is the tremendous tragedy of the Cross of Christ;
Oswald Chambers.

The forgiveness we are so quick to talk about and receive was not easy to provide. Oh that I would care to forgive people to the extent that I pay the cost and not them. Amazing. How many times do I declare that circumstances are not fair, people treated me wrongly, I have been hurt. And within that experience what if, not only did I forgive them but I did it in a way that was a great cost to me, like Jesus did? And my only motive? Love.
Wow! Imagine that idea.


 Sometimes the cost is very hard.
But in my life, it's never been this hard.
It seems so trite to say but

Thank you Jesus

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2 comments:

Elisa Mary said...

AMEN!!

Kimberly said...

no other way to say it - Thank you Jesus!

I see from a human stand point