I would like to take a moment and talk about forgiveness. It is something that takes practice and patience, and if you
did any work at all on admiting to being a sinner, this will be just as hard and as important. It helps the full circle. It
helps us heal ourselves. All through the Bible, it tells of how sins have been forgiven through Jesus Christ.
In Luke 6:37, Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall
In Ephesians 4:31, and 32, Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from
you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath
In Collossians 3:13, Forebearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : even
as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
You see brothers and sisters, God gives us the information and the rules for a happy and satisfying existence. There are
times in our lives when we let our emotions take over our words and we hurt each other. These are times in our lives when
others do the same. Hurt comes and goes in many forms. It is all of our responsibility to realize when we have hurt someone,
and to apologize. I also believe that if you have been hurt, to tell them, so we all have that chance to forgive and be forgiven.
Forgiveness is like a load being lifted off of ones spirit. You no longer have to think about the situation once you have
forgiven someone. God will forgive you also. He will send the comforter and heal a broken heart. You can begin to see the
light of hope instead of the darkness of dread.
When I was growing up I had to live with the very man who molested me. At times I felt such a hatred towards him that it
showed like a light on the outside, but it was so very dark in my heart. I didnt realize how much it had been affecting me.
How it affected relationships with friends, with school work, with anything. This hatred grew and the hatred came out of my
mouth. It was very ugly. After he died, I thought good, now I never have to feel that hate for him again. I was wrong though.
That very hate was still inside of me for him. It stayed with me until the day I learned about true forgiveness. Not just
saying it but feeling it as well, deep in my soul. Since then I have been relieved of that weight. My mind is more clear to
accept the hurt as a learning experience. I now have a light of hope that I can be a testiment to faith that God is with us
all, if we just lend an ear to hear his words of compassion and common sense.
This can be a learning experience for us all brothers and sisters. We can learn together Gods lessons and reasons for this
existence we call life. It is time, brothers and sister, to let go and let God.
I am here to say, I am far from a perfect person.
I am here to share what I have learned in my life.
I am here to maybe help someone out there that might be struggling with their own life.
I am here to confess my love for God the father, Christ the son, the holy spirit, and scripture the living word.
I attest all these things are true and I come to you as a humble shepard of Christ. A-Men
Peace be with you all!
Pastor Juliana Morgan