Today’s Christian Woman
The Bible tells us that Christ is the forgiveness of sins. What a statement full of action and intentional love! Jesus taught us to pray by asking that the Father would forgive us according to the same measure we forgive each other. If God can turn his heart toward us, with deep love and compassion, how can we choose to relay anything less? Instead, we must love and forgive in a way that reflects God’s heart toward his children, and in a way that demonstrates how we would like to be forgiven. If we ask God to change us, and if we choose to be purposeful about this act of forgiveness, I am confident that not only will our hearts be changed but that we will also meet Jesus in new and beautiful ways.
Cara Joyner is a writer, mother, and graduate student working toward her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is actively involved in her local church with the college and worship ministries, and she writes at www.CaraJoyner.com.