In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea. 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Mt 3:1-2)
Saying Sorry is no longer the order of the day.
As I grew into a young man, I always carried a lesson I learnt as a child. My family constantly reiterated the importance of apologizing when we were wrong and at times even when we weren't wrong.
Carrying burdens of guilt and unforgiveness do much more harm than good.
When we choose to live with unresolved issues and hearts of anger, we live in direct disobedience to God and his word. Saying sorry to our peers and family is just as important as saying sorry to God and asking for his forgiveness. John the Baptist had to notice that the people in his time needed to say sorry to God for their sins. Thus he went around preaching the importance and the urgency of doing that IMMEDIATELY.
"Repent ye" - he exclaimed, "for the kingdom of God is at hand." Repentance implies that one is sorry for their past sins against God and is now committed to move forward with a renewed mind and spirit and have an attitude of HOPE.
Just as begging pardon restores a broken relationship with a loved one, saying SORRY to God can start a REAL RELATIONSHIP with him, one that you've been searching for all your life.
Today, make it your task to say sorry to those that you've wronged and those that have wronged you too. Having done that, make it your business to say SORRY to God and ask for FORGIVENESS so that you can move forward with the HOPE MASTER - JESUS CHRIST holding your hand.
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