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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Snapshot of God's Love

"For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13-14 

I've been reminded this week of God's unconditional love and forgiveness, no matter what we do, providing we turn to Him. He is the example we need to choose to follow, not harboring grudges or unforgiveness.

At times I think we choose to weigh our sins. "Well, this one isn't as bad as murder." "I only told a white lie, it's not like I hurt somebody." How subtle the evil one can be, deceiving us into justifying our behavior.

The other end of the spectrum is when someone has sinned, and it affects us. Do we choose to respond like Christ, offering unconditional love and forgiveness or do we opt to make them suffer? Do we choose to hold on to the hurts, or choose to let them go?

Perhaps you find yourself in a situation where you've been wronged. If God were to take a snapshot of your life right now, would He see a reflection of His love and forgiveness? How would your polaroid look?

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