Fresh Hope – 6th July 2016

There is no power on earth greater than the power of forgiveness.

I’m not talking about letting another human being off the hook, or even overlooking a fault or grievance, I’m talking about the kind of forgiveness that says ‘I not only forgive, I not only choose to forget, but now I choose to bring you close to me so that I can once again be your friend.

That kind of forgiveness is not difficult…it’s impossible, that is, unless you comprehend the magnitude of Jesus’ forgiveness first of all to you.

Once that is firmly settled in your heart then there is only thing that you can do, and that is, forgive from that very same river that flowed first into your heart.

Today, I pray that the words of this song from a few years back will penetrate even the hardest heart as they have so many time penetrated mine.

Oh Lord You have searched my heart
You have known my thoughts my ways
You guide each step till it leads to You
And I am found safe within Your love

Hold me now
Safe within Your arms
Safe within Your love
Touch me now Lord
With the power of forgiveness
Hide me now
In the brightness of Your love

Oh Lord where can I hide
From this love that can know no end
I am found in this state of grace
I am found safe within Your love

Hold me now
Safe within Your arms
Safe within Your love
Touch me now Lord
With the power of forgiveness
Hide me now
In the brightness of Your love

I am found safe within Your love
— Hillsong Worship

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Pastor Mark

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