Living with an Open Hand
Forgiveness is an amazing gift. It’s humbling to receive something so beautiful that you could never earn, but that you can only receive as a gift. In the gospel we are told that God went to great expense to provide for us this amazing gift. Jesus told a story about a guy who received from a sovereign the gift of pardon, but failed to recognize how the privilege of receiving the gift related to the way he interacted with others. How can we meaningfully steward the powerful dynamic of forgiveness? A whole lot is at stake in the way we answer that question.
Pastor Tim Haugen