Good morning to all, and Happy Martin Luther King day to you as well. Today’s verse comes from the New Testament Gospel according to Luke NIV. In recognition of MLK day, Iâ€™m using a quote from his book as todayâ€™s verse Â â€œStrength to Loveâ€.
Luke 23:34 NIV
34 Jesus said, â€œFather, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.â€[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Notice that Jesus could have said, â€œFather, get even with them,â€ or â€œFather, let loose the mighty thunderbolts of righteous wrath and destroy them,â€ or â€œFather, open the flood gates of justice and permit the staggering avalanche of retribution to pour upon them.â€ But none of these was His response. Though subjected to inexpressible agony, suffering excruciating pain, and despised and rejected, nevertheless, He cried, â€œFather, forgive them.â€ Thank you, Father, for forgiving me of my sins that put your Son on the cross. Is there someone you can forgive today? Or is there someone that you have transgressed against and need forgiveness? Reach out today and forgive or ask forgiveness. Happy MLK day.
Â If you donâ€™t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you can at this moment confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God hath raised Him from the dead. With this action, you are saved!Â Be sure to read your bible, get connected to a fellowship of believers in and followers of Christ so that you may grow in knowledge of and in relationship with our Lord.Â If you desire, please contact me directly, as I am willing to assist you in any way that I can.