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November

November 1    

Arrows of the Almighty

 

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Forgive As Christ Forgave You
 
You have had the Spirit of God press this into your spirit more than once I know: "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you" (Ephesians 4:32).
     It was the eve of the Crucifixion and Jesus' final meal with His followers when He stood up, hung His cloak on a hook, wrapped a towel around His waist, poured water into a basin and washed feet. Jesus used some of His precious final moments in this silent sacrament of humility.
     All the disciples pledged to stay with their Master. But later that night when the soldiers marched in, the disciples ran out. I'm quite sure that after that, every time they looked at their feet, they remembered and with a humble heart thanked Jesus for coming! When they looked at their feet in shame, they realized Jesus forgave His betrayers before they betrayed Him.
     He's done the same for each of us! We each have a basin. We've each been wounded. But before we knew we needed grace; we were offered it. This is how blessedness, joy and contentment enter the hearts of all of us who believe!  Yes, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you!"

 

 

 

 

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