Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bible Verse of the Week

I thought it would be a good idea to have a "Bible Verse of the Week." This weeks Bible verse is from Colossians 3:13.

    "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

The Lord wants us to live in peace with one another. Have you heard of the saying, "Forgive and Forget"? We need to be quick to forgive AND forget. Here's a little poem by Joanna Fuchs:


Just Like Me

Dear Lord, forgive our yielding to temptation;
Forgive our pride, our love of worldly things.
Have mercy on our love of sensual pleasure,
Compassion on the sins that self love brings.

It must be hard to understand us sometimes;
So very different is your heart and mind.
But wait, I just remembered that you do know
What it’s like to be a part of humankind.

You suffered just like we do, and you were tempted.
You lived with us so you could comprehend
The things that we go through each trying day,
So you could give us mercy, and be our friend.

Thank you for compassion and forgiveness;
Thank you for your love and empathy.
Thank you, Lord, for coming down from heaven
To experience life’s trials, just like me.
I also think that poem is even more neat because it is Easter time, a time when Jesus dies for everyone.  I wish all of you an early happy Easter, filled with many joys!