We had a fantastic talk on Forgiveness by Jayne Sargeant, at our church Lifecentral this morning. It was very powerful and it got me thinking about the whole area of forgiveness.
One of my heroines is Dutch Christian Corrie ten Boom. She, along with her father Casper and her sister Betsie helped to hide many Jewish people during World War II in their home. They were eventually arrested. Her father died in prison while Betsie and Corrie were taken to Ravensbruck concentration camp. Here they were cruelly treated and Betsie died.
A Diary Entry
Saturday – I am so excited, my Dad says The Man is coming tomorrow. I remember the first time I saw Him – sitting on the hill, surrounded by so many people. I tried to get close to hear what He was saying. Men tried to keep me away but He stopped them. “Let the little child come to Me” He said. I sat on His lap and gazed into His deep, kind, brown eyes as He told me that He loved me and that He would always be with me. I do not know how that is possible but I believed Him. I cannot wait until I see Him again tomorrow.
God is the same – yesterday, today, forever. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob loves us with an everlasting love. He has said “Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you. As I was with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, so I am with you. My heart’s desire is a relationship with you. I long to hold you in the palm of my hand. I am from everlasting to everlasting.”
When Life Seems confusing, where shall we go?
To whom shall we turn?
Jesus says “I am the way. Come to Me.”
When life is going well, shall we remember to thank
Jesus who says “I am the One who never leaves you.
I walk beside you.
I am the way.”