For those people who think “God doesn’t have time for your ‘little’ prayer…” because HE is never too busy to listen to you. Read this…
Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem, when He heard two blind men calling out to Him. The crowd tried to shut them up, but Jesus stopped the whole procession to find out what these men needed. He called them and asked what they wanted of Him. They immediately said, “WE WANT OUR EYES OPENED.” With compassion Jesus touched their eyes and immediately they were able to see.
“Jesus felt sorry for them, so He touched their eyes. Their sight was restored at once, and they followed Him.” Matthew 20:29-34 (GW)
In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen
Forgiveness is never easy; it is hard. It is the most difficult thing in the universe.
TO FORGIVE means that one genuinely loves, and THIS LOVE CAN MOVE BEYOND THE ISSUE TO THE PERSON, AND THAT ONE CARES MORE ABOUT THE PERSON THAN ABOUT WHAT HE OR SHE HAS DONE.
Forgiveness liberates. Forgiveness frees the person for the options of living.
Our refusal to forgive is a power play that limits the offender, that holds the guilty “under one’s thumb,” or power. But such forgiveness is always in relationship, hence the condition of repentance. It is not a package that one accepts and runs away with. It is only known in reconciliation (restoration). (From: The Preacher’s Commentary)
“Jesus answered him, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:22 (GW)
Pastor Kevin Kinchen