Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Luke 23:34 KJV
The people who ordered JESUS’ death, they didn’t know they were killing an incarnate of their creator. Then again, they didn’t want to know. Yet, He, going through the pain – the most shameful of that time – decided to forgive. I wouldn’t lie to you, if I were JESUS, I would have called a legion, just a legion of angels, to show them who they were messing with. I guess I’m still like that but we are all works in progress through faith in Jesus.
Forgiveness is trading hurt for love.
In the real sense, its letting go of the hurt for love to set in.
Jesus was wise…still is. He let off the hurt which grieving over their wrong-doing would cause him by choosing to love them. In other words, forgiveness makes you light and gives you light too. So instead of grieving over the hurt, no matter how deep, learn to heal by forgiving. Jesus did it, still does it with us.
Imagine Jesus doesnt forgive us (lets not go there). The devil has accused us on several occassions but thank God its forgiveness that always comes up as the verdict. YOU ARE HEREBY SENTENCED TO FORGIVENESS. THANK YOU JESUS. Be like Jesus, forgive!