Monday, January 30, 2012
A Good Lesson.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14,15
A story is told of two friends who were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.
The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand: “Today my best friend slapped me in the face.
They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him.
After he recovered from the near drowning, he carved on a stone: Today my best friend saved my life. The friend, who had slapped and saved his best friend, asked him, After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now, you carve on a stone, why?
The other friend replied: When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it away, but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone, where no wind can ever erase it.
Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your blessings in stone!
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. Ephesians 6:8
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. 3 John 1:11
Please view the following web page:
http://achristiancounselor.com/forgive.html "FORGIVE and FORGIVENESS"
Proclaiming the Word of God,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman