|Matthew 6:14 – “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
I was thinking about “unforgivable sins”. Why? Well, I was carrying my wife’s snowman dinner plates from the dining room buffet to the bedroom per her request. She searched long and hard for them, and I figure most likely they could not be replaced. I told my fingers “whatever happens, don’t let go. No excuses. Even if someone pushes me down, do not let them break.” So many things could have intervened in a happy ending. I could have tripped on our tile floor. I could have bumped into the wall at the corner where the hall turns to go toward the bedrooms. I could have run into some furniture. And then, how would I get back in my wife’s good graces? “I’m so sorry” just might not suffice.
Other things? If I were to break our marriage vow and be with another woman? That would be hard to recover from. Some might forgive, and some not. I don’t want to find out. Sometimes, I am the one who can’t or won’t forgive myself for things I have done. There are things others have done to me that I need to let go of. God forgives when we ask. AND, He forgives in the measure that we forgive others. I remind myself often that I am a big sinner, and I need to let others off the hook in my book of wrongs suffered. Father in heaven, help me to let go of the slights I have endured, in Jesus’ name, Amen!