Lockdown Day 123. I have made many notes on this day. One reminding me of this day 47 years ago. The day my father shot my mother. Why did it take me nearly 20 years to forgive him? 20 years locked in a cell with the key in my pocket! The key of forgiveness opens every cell door.
For many people the past 123 days were extremely stressful. Small cracks in relationships before lockdown became large ones during. Anger became the new way of communication.
“If you are angry, don’t sin by nursing your grudge. Don’t let the sun go down with you still angry – get over it quickly; for when you are angry you give a mighty foothold to the devil.”
“So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don’t be fools, be wise, make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good.”
“Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, you must forgive others.”
Only by forgiving one another totally can there be healing, can there be restoration, will love return. Impossible? No my friend, nothing is impossible for God. Why take 20 years before turning the key of forgiveness and become free? These are difficult days, choose wisely, don’t give up, persevere and choose life over death.
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”