Crows supporters are going to take quite a while to forgive the goal that was stolen from them in the dying minutes of the round 23 AFL match against Sydney. Playing finals in 2023 was so near… yet so far (…violin music)!
Generosity – the theme of our current sermon and Bible study series – is also all about forgiveness.
Relationships are the most important thing in life, yet they cannot happen without forgiveness. This makes forgiveness one of our most precious ‘currencies’. If generosity is going to be meaningful in our lives, it has to include generously forgiving those who have wronged us.
This is one of the hardest things we will do in our lives. In fact, it is impossible apart from the supernatural generosity of God in forgiving us. He did this by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay for our sins, because that’s how much He loves us. When we see and receive this, it will unlock our hearts to be able to forgive, however hard it might seem.
It could even enable the most violently offended Crows supporter to get over themselves!
Grace upon grace, Jonathan.