“Forgive Anyway”

usm_devo_tammyhaasI’ve been having difficulty with my youngest daughters. I complain about their behaviour to myself and my wife. I nag them. Maybe I just need to forgive them.

This devotion speaks to this very attitude.

(Jesus said) “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:12-15

Last December you read a Daily Devotion which asked, “What would you do?”

That devotion told of a Jewish man who had lost his family in the Nazi death camps. When a mortally wounded German soldier asked him for forgiveness, he was unable to offer it. For a long time he wondered if he had done the right thing.

The devotion asked, “What would you do if you had been in that man’s shoes?”

Since I knew none of us would ever be in that Jewish man’s shoes, I didn’t expect anyone to answer. I didn’t expect an answer, but one came anyway. It came from Nancy Haas of Yankton, South Dakota. With her permission, I am sharing part of what she wrote. She began…Read more…

 

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