Saturday, May 22, 2010

That's my lesson for this week. Or this month. My lesson.


But that's the simple truth.

Jesus didn't do anything wrong. Yet he died for us.

God didn't do anything wrong. Yet he forgave us. Over and over and over again.

You may not think you have done anything wrong. Yet you forgive. Simply because God gave you grace. God gave you mercy. God forgave you over and over. What else can you do but be humbled and in return, forgive others through the boundless forgiveness you yourself have received.

It's only logical. Only those who have been loved abundantly will know how to love abundantly. Only those who have been forgiven abundantly, will know how to forgive abundantly. And God love and forgave us abundantly, so we have no excuse.

Its like the analogy with the cup. Imagine you're a cup, and you're being filled with water, you're filled to the max, and still more water is flowing in. Soon, the water is displaced and water starts trickling out. As more water is being filled in, more water flows out. As much as the water is poured in, the same is poured out.

Luke 6:36

Be merciful. Just as your Father was merciful.

The verse is so simple. So very simple. But yet so very hard.

I remember sharing this some time ago. And right after that, God put me to the test I guess. I failed miserably.

Forgiveness. Even if you don't think you're in the wrong. Even if they aren't sorry. You forgive. Because that's what Jesus do.

"What would Jesus do?" was the mantra that I learnt from Derick. And I mean this as no joke. Derick was the one beside me, helping me. Honestly and sincerely, God spoke the most to me through him.

Pride. Anger. Humiliation. Hurt.

Its hard to break through those barriers, those dams. But what would Jesus do? Forgive, forget, love.

It's hard doing something that's unmerited, undeserved.

Its hard. Oh man I know its hard. The longest grudge I've ever held is six years. Six. But I got to learn.

This is my lesson to learn.



  1. Shuckababa!! Why didn't you post this before my devotion, then can stealsome points....oh well =)

  2. hahahah! sorry =p

    But you know what, I think these devotions are really helpful. Everyone that has gone up has said something that I needed to hear or that totally related to my current circumstances. I think GOd is speaking to me. I needa listen.

    Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your sharing because it helped remind me a little of what I needed to do. Thanks =]