Forgiveness Is A Stone

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I searched for it amongst those who have easily found it. And although subconsciously they stumbled upon it and present it with open hands to any willing to admire its beauty, we demand that they throw it away… “Toss it over the fence!” we say, with nary another look or thought. When I finally realized the significance of the very thing that has been naturally discovered by children & all too readily dismissed by adults, I set out in search of my own.

For fear that the playground had been rid of any overlooked, I made a beeline for the outskirts. I walked the perimeter of the playground. I scoured every square inch over the fence. I scanned frantically, but carefully and just as I was about to give up, I found one. A tad too big to fit snugly in one’s pocket, not to mention rough & jagged. But I knew better than to disregard it.

In my pocket it went. A weekend passed and I nearly forgot about it until my hands came in contact with the ugly truth of it. So rough & jagged. But it was there nonetheless, reminding me. A brand new search proved to be much more successful. I spotted it within seconds. Small and smooth. Pale in color. So unlike the ones that had been banned from the playground. The only trouble was, maneuvering my hand to fit through the chain link fence to retrieve it. I scraped my hand a little and upon closer inspection, the flaws of it are quite visible. But it’s okay! It doesn’t have to be perfect as long as I’m reminded every time I think of it nestled snugly in my pocket that forgiveness is a stone. {John 8:7; They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”}

Forgiveness is a mountain not realistically held in the palm of our hands. But something so seemingly unimportant as a stone, can have great significance. It is a reminder that forgiveness is not a choice, but a command. If we wish to be forgiven, we must first forgive. {Matthew 6:14-15; For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.}

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Seek deep within the heart of Christ. That is where the seed of forgiveness can be found.

Katandra Jackson Nunnally is currently composing ‘Designed To Testify’. It will be the Authors 7th nonfiction book. Meet ‘Kat’ and the Authors at FreedomInk Publishing…  http://www.freedomink365.com/meet_the_authors

 

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