© by Joyce C. Lock
"Father, forgive them;
for they know not what they do."
How many times do you suppose we've hurt people and not realized it; to
have reacted without thought; to have deemed another not ready, worthy,
capable, or spiritual enough; to have picked our favorite over another; to
have excluded one who didn't measure up; to sit by one more attractive,
popular, or fun; to have been in such a hurry to greet one that we bypassed
another; to have closed our hearts to someone whose words we didn't want to
hear; to think we've done God a favor by getting rid of someone we thought
difficult, different, or wrong?
How many times do you suppose that that prayer has been prayed for us, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do?"
Were we to ask God to open our eyes, to see ourselves as He sees us; to
examine our heart, actions, attitudes, and motives ... God would be faithful
to show us how we are hurting His cause.
Once we've found our sin and corrected it, we can ask God to show us another and then another. One step at a time, we'll be weeding out the flesh and Satan's power over us while winning the world to Christ.
Love never fails, I Co. 13:8. It's guaranteed !!!