Forgiveness - Up To Know Good on Friday

Up To Know Good on Friday

October 13, 2006

Car on Interstate

In an effort to save some time one morning, I made a couple pieces of peanut butter toast, wrapped them in a paper towel and left. As I was driving down the road, I reached for my breakfast, only to discover it wasn’t in the seat next to me. I glanced around the car, but didn’t see anything. Looking up through my sunroof, I saw a paper towel blowing in the wind and my toast riding on the roof of my car.

Do Good - Knowing that God freely forgives you, focus today on letting yourself off the hook, too! Write out any regrets, small to big, you have about your behavior, words, or thoughts and then let them go.

With great frustration and some embarrassment, I drove for another mile before I was able to stop my car and retrieve my food. In the meantime, I prayed that not too many other drivers noticed my toast riding on the roof! I realize it sounds silly now, but at the time, I was very upset at myself. I called my husband, Myron, and told him what had happened. He immediately started joking about it, and though I wanted to be angry, I was soon laughing at the whole situation. For serious to silly offenses, let’s give ourselves the gift of forgiveness. Let’s enjoy this weekend with the peace and freedom we find not only in the forgiveness we receive from God, but also in the forgiveness we choose to give to others and ourselves.

“In him [Jesus] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” Ephesians 1:7-8. Click here to read this amazing passage.

Jesus, thank You for the on-going gift of forgiveness. I choose to extend that gift to others and myself each day as well.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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