Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, Dec 30 @ 3:48pm
“Forgiveness is not an elective in the curriculum of servanthood. It is a required course, and the exams are always tough to pass.” Charles R. Swindoll
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Luke 23:34
Has God allowed you an impossible offense or injury to forgive? Have you wondered what good could possibly come from such pain?
Or perhaps you wonder how the story of the Cross of Christ two thousand years ago can touch the life of someone today who seems “beyond redemption.”
Pastor and teacher Chuck Swindoll shares the story of one young man and the gift of gospel-ministry God gave him out of unexpected and terrible pain.
May your New Year begin with the Cross, and any necessary forgiveness toward others, and flourish throughout 2014 with gospel-saturated ministry to those whom you may least expect to reach with God’s love and forgiveness.