Forgiveness seems like such a simple thing . . . but is it? When we have been hurt deeply, it is sometimes hard to move on. I think the forgiving comes much easier than the forgetting. “The only thing we can be thankful for when it comes to blowing it is that nobody keeps a record. Or do they? Or do you with others?” (Encourage Me, p. 67). Ephesians 4:32 reminds us of our biblical responsibility
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Well, that puts a whole new “light” on it. We are to forgive as Christ forgave us – I have a hard time believing Christ remembers what we have asked forgiveness for, and I know He does not bring it up to us again. May we be Christ-like in our thinking when it comes to forgiveness. Lord, help us be ready to forgive AND forget!