Maybe I'm not making a lot of sense. Maybe what I'm about to write will speak to you, will help you in some way. That's what I'm aiming for, but I guess I'm just trying to say whatever is on my mind to the people 'fortunate' enough to be reading. The topic I really want to write about today, during the middle of Driver's Ed, is forgiveness.
Because we are nothing without it.
"If you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive yours." Matthew 6:15
I try to live by this verse. This may be a hypocritical statement, but I believe that forgiveness is one of the greatest things you can bestow on another person. But I wont say that it is the easiest thing to give. In actuality, it's one of the hardest. But that's why forgiveness is such a beautiful thing, because in all the struggle we go through to give it, the reward is so much greater.
God forgave our sins without a second thought. Jesus gave His life for the forgiveness of our sins. So why not strive to be like Jesus in every way? We cannot comprehend His love for us, and what He went through to give us our chance at eternity with Him, but the least we can do is be the best we can be.
"Since Christ died for us, we should live for Him." Try to do it. Follow Him through the good and the bad times. Believe in Him when it's hard to believe in anything else. Love and forgive and be neighborly to your brothers and sisters. Take care of everything that God has so graciously given us.
Don't think forgiveness is impossible. Because it's not. Forgiveness is for yourself, not the other person. To be relieved of everything that's holding you down, every chain and every rope cut, and to experience a moment of freedom and relief from that weight? It sounds amazing to me. And how badly I wan't to experience that. But like I had said before, forgiveness is not easy to give.
Even though forgiveness is for you, not the other person, it is a great thing to recieve. No one is perfect, no one is going to have everything down perfectly and never make a mistake. No one isn't going to do something to eventually hurt someone they love. And that's a sad thing to think about, I admit, but it's going to be okay.
In the end, it's always going to be okay.
Without forgiveness I wouldn't have my best friend, my sister, today.
Without forgiveness I wouldn't have everything that I have been so lucky to recieve.
Without forgiveness none of us would have the most amazing thing we could posses. A relationship with God.
If the world had a glimpse of how much God loves us, I wonder how it would be different.
Just something to think about.
Thanks for reading the stuff that probably didn't make sense, but I hope it spoke to you. In some way. Then, mission accomplished.
Until next time (: