God will often teach me lessons through my children. Throughout the day they will bicker back and forth, act based on emotions, run to tell me every little complaint that the other has done, cry over not wanting to share their toys with one another and I hear them in the next room “I had that first.” This is my day-to-day routine of parenthood. 

Now, I can have a negative outlook on their behavior and try not to see the glass half empty. Or I can look at them and see the glass half full. It takes not even a minute for them to show forgiveness to one another. The second one does the other wrong in an instant they are over the wrong that was committed, and they continue playing with one another like nothing happened. The bickering is silenced, they are playing well with one another, the complaints go away, and you hear laughter in the other room which I enjoy hearing my children laugh together. That is music to my ears. 

They show me how quick forgiveness takes. The same forgiveness that Jesus Christ shows us daily. The forgiveness that Jesus displayed for us on the cross so we can be one with our Father in heaven. Hallelujah!

1 Peter 2:24-25
“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 

As we come to celebrate our risen King on Sunday, we should be celebrating Him every day for what He has freely given us. The sin that we committed a second ago is already forgiven as soon as we repent to our Father in Heaven. Identifying with being a child of God allows the forgiveness of our Father to pour out over us. We walk in victory over our sin because He first displayed His love for us on the cross. 

Ephesians 2:8-9 
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

So, I encourage you brothers and sisters to walk in His forgiveness. Don’t let sin keep you away from what Jesus did for each one of us. Walk in victory because He is Risen! 

Hebrews 10:17 
“Then He adds I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” 

~Amanda Green