Go out and forgive someone!

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Rev Stephen Bradberry’s Weekend Thought, June 21, 2013, “It’s God’s way to forgive and forget” goes right the heart of the Christian faith, and it is something that affects us all.

If we forgive yet don’t forget, it is questionable that there has been any genuine forgiveness in the first place. A lack of forgiveness can so easily become a grudge which can, over the course of years even cause cancer, it is believed. It is believed by most Christians that God is a trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, so it is with human beings, we are a trinity of body, mind and spirit, and dis-ease in any one of these parts of ours can cause serious problems in the other parts. In this area of live as in others, God is our best example. In 1 Kings verse 8, we read that King David kept all of God’s Commandments and walked with God all his life, yet we know from the Bible this is not as recorded therein. King David, in fact, had it away with the wife of Uriah the Hittite, and then had him (Uriah) put in a place where he would be killed. At the first glance it appears that God has a short memory or told a porky. No, the point is when we confess our sins to God and turn away from them, He forgives and, more importantly forgets so they no longer exist and can no longer cause us harm. Of course, the greatest act of God’s forgiveness was manifested at the cross through Jesus, whereby we have all be forgiven, the only response required from us is acceptance of Jesus as our substitute, and a “Thank You” would be nice. So, you good people out there, if there is someone you need to forgive, for Heaven’s sake and your own get it done and then forget it and leave it with God, the Great Forgetter!

Graham Rigby

Jubilee Road