32 “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Today’s Inspiration: Family reconciliation begins with not just prayers but forgiveness. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32. The hardest word to teach a child is “sorry” and the hardest action for an adult is to sincerely apologise.
Even the disciples were facing the difficult issue of forgiveness in Luke 17:1-5. Without Jesus, it is impossible to forgive because we do not realised that any unforgiveness in our hearts is also a sin and bondage. Do you realise the hardest thing in life is to forgive? It’s even more difficult than casting out demons and healing the sick, Jesus once taught. Matthew 9:5. Why?
It is because only Jesus, the lamb of God, can bring atonement for our sins through His precious blood and sacrifice at the Cross of Calvary. Forgiveness is not just a simple word of “sorry” but knowing the truth of our sins and iniquities, where we fall short the glory of God. Romans 3:23. And the wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23. Jesus paid the price to redeem us from death and hell fire with health and eternal life. We need faith in Jesus Christ to truly release forgiveness, especially for oneself. Love can only increase with Forgiveness because it evokes the Compassion of Christ. Jesus once taught,” He who forgives little, loves little.” Luke 7:47. Remember family salvation, reconciliation and restoration always begins with faith in Christ for forgiveness. Forgiveness destroys all pride and anger bringing humility, healing and restoration of brokenness.
Prayer: O Lord Our God, I repent for all my sins, iniquities and transgressions. Let your grace abounds more in me and my family to release forgiveness for one another, bringing salvation to the lost and healing for the sick, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.