Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Have you ever done something crazy? Something that goes against everything you think is right, or at least what the world says is "right"? I think if we are honest with ourselves, we all have at some point in our lives. Some of us, more than once! Today I did something that at the moment even seemed insane, and I did it anyway! A couple of months ago I had a falling out with someone I considered to be a good friend. It has haunted me for months and is something I have prayed about on a daily basis. Today I took the first step in "burying the hatchet" and we spent the morning talking. It amazes me how the Lord takes the oddest of situations and brings people closer together. It takes entirely too much energy to be angry and vengeful. Matthew 18:21-22 says, "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times." It's so hard to let go when you have been wronged, but in the end, I truly believe it's is harder to hang on to the anger. There is such a freedom with taking that first step! Is there someone in your life that you need to take a step closer to? Do it today, don't wait!