It’s a simple fact that I can’t give away someone I haven’t first received. I have to have it in order to give it away. I know that sounds pretty simple but so often we fail at sharing something because we haven’t properly invested in it ourselves. This week at Living Word Galena, we talked about forgiveness. The idea was that I’m only going to forgive as much as I’ve been forgiven. If I don’t value my own forgiveness, then I’m not going to forgive others well.
We spent some time in the Old Testament, looking at the story of Moses hiding in the rocks. Then we looked at the New Testament and saw how Jesus was actually the answer that Moses was looking for a few thousand years earlier! Finally we ended up standing with Jesus between a woman who did wrong and her accusers hearing Jesus remind us all that His grace is enough and he alone is perfect.
Take a few minutes this week to soak up what it means to be in the presence of Jesus and to receive His forgiveness. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback!