I'm Sorry

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 10:08 -- Joyce Long

In whom we have redemption through His blood,even the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:14

When my daughters were small, there were days I felt cast down with my sin of impatience. I found often that if we rushed to do something, that ugly spirit pushed it’s way to the surface again. Often as we tried to get out the door to go to town, we ended up in a rush, and then the resulting impatience happened.

Because of that, many times as we were on our way to the store, after traveling about three miles down the road and around the lake, I’d have worked through my battle of impatience. I’d venture to my daughters,
“Girls, I’m sorry I was rushing you and speaking unkindly. Would you forgive me?” Every time they would give me their word of forgiveness and then in calmness we would go on our merry way and purchase our groceries.

Now, many years later when the girls are home and reminiscing, they’ll start on this story. What they remember about it has to do with the spot in the road where the exchange took place. One will often say, “Remember when we would go to get groceries, it was right by Cory’s driveway that Mom would make her apology?”

The two little words, “I’m sorry” often seem difficult to speak. I’m blessed that today, my daughters don’t remember the impatient words I blurted all those years ago. They remember, with healing and smiles, that it was at the same place along the road that I often told them, “I’m sorry.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for Your cleansing blood and that You look at us through that blood and see us as righteous. Amen.

Ponder: We can be our children’s greatest example in this important teaching. If you need to share an “I’m sorry” with your children today, be willing to do it.

~Donna Kauffman

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