It’s been said that unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping your enemy will die. That’s a very true statement because when we hold onto hurt, it creates bitterness inside of us. Bitterness builds walls between us and God and between us and others.
Forgiveness is a choice that we need to make to keep our heart uncluttered and open to God. We won’t ever feel like forgiving…instead we have to choose to forgive because it’s the right thing to do. Freedom is found when we make the choice.
God sent his Son, Jesus, to this earth as a baby. He extended forgiveness to us when Jesus died on the cross 33 years later. We didn’t deserve that forgiveness, but because of God’s grace it is given to us freely when we accept Christ as our Savior.
The message of Christmas is redemption. God sent Jesus to redeem the world. God wants to redeem our lives, but that can only happen when we allow Him to lead our heart.
Who do you need to forgive today?