This morning I was reading in Proverbs. One verse brought me to tears. As I look back on over three decades of marriage, I am humbled by my husband’s love. Early on, he did what many Christians consider not necessary to do.
As we prayed by his hospital bed yesterday, my heart received every ounce of God’s goodness in giving Scott the strength to forgive.
“Many man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?”
This is what I wrote in my journal this morning.
Only true forgiveness will bring true repentance.
Only true repentance will bring true humility.
Only true humility will bring true love.
Only true love will bring true forgiveness.
“Lord, thank you for your steadfast love and faithfulness to us. Thank you for truly forgiving us in Christ. Thank you for working in us repentance and humility. Thank you for sending Jesus to show us what true love looks likes. Lord, in the power of the Spirit, help us move toward Heaven in an endless, growing pursuit of forgiveness, repentance, humility and true love.”