I have just finished watching Beautiful Gong Shim on Netflix. The plot is interesting in that one soon finds out who the baddies are, and what the result will be. In between are often hilarious episodes where the characters misunderstand each other. They are not Christians, but the theme is about forgiveness. Such is God’s grace that even non-Christians can forgive.
However, even Christians, as I know from myself, find it hard to forgive. But we must do it if we expect God to forgive us. In the Lord’s prayer we read, “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” God’s forgiveness is real: he says they will be remembered no more. Unfortunately, we can’t wipe the slate clean, much as we try! We keep on remembering the hurts and damage others have inflicted on us. We wonder if God has truly forgiven us if we still harbour these thoughts. But at least we can show God that we are trying if we decide not to talk about them to others, pleasant that it might sometimes be! Forget when somebody maligned you at work and stole your promotion, when your mother-in-law was nasty to you, when old friends turned their backs on you because of political differences. Don’t talk! Keep your burden to yourself and God will know.
Easter will be here soon, a time for chocolate bunnies, Easter egg hunts and perhaps going to church as some do on Christmas. But for Christians it is a time of remembrance: remembrance of God’s grace and sadness when he sent his dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us and he carried it through, even when his Father turned his back on him to give humanity a second chance.
“What is man, that you are mindful of him?”(Ps 8:4)
A blessed Easter
Christ is risen!
See www.christian-life-poetry.com Go to EASTER for music and materials to use. There are links to Musescore.com where scores may be heard. There are now many more scores in the SET than are listed here.