It's Good Friday! It's a great day to think about forgiveness and seeing good in everyone. It would be so difficult to forgive if we had been Jesus back in the day, and yet we know He did. Luke 23:34 says, "Then Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.'" It is so cleansing, and yet not an easy thing. It is so important, though, for our inner peace.
If you have trouble forgiving, God will help you. He says in Isaiah 54:4, 10 and 55:9, "Fear not...My steadfast love shall not depart from you, and My covenant of peace shall not be removed....For as the heavens are higher than earth, so are my ways higher than your thoughts." So even if our human reason won't let us forgive, we have God's Spirit within that will see us through. He will give us strength to forgive and love and see the good in people.
This Easter Sunday as we remember Christ's resurrection, we should remember that God sees us through the darkest night to the brightest day. When we awaken Easter morning, we will joyfully go forth with the new life and knowledge that God has seen us through the darkness and brought us into the light of forgiveness, peace, and joy.
Light and Love,