Many of us go through life carrying the pain and hurt caused to us in the past. This pain slows us down. It makes us stumble from time to time. It hinders our progress in our journey towards God.
It isn’t always easy to forgive. But that shouldn’t stop us trying. We can do so with God’s help.
We can ask Him to take away the pain caused to us. He can do that; after all He did take a lot of pain on our behalf when nailed to the Cross.
We can ask Him to heal the hurt. He can do that too; He did heal many people when He walked amongst us.
We can ask Him to teach us to forgive. He did forgive; just as He was dying.
As for forgetting; that isn’t so easy. The memories of our hurt will always be with us.
Jesus has not forgotten what we did to Him. He has the scars in His hands, feet and side to remind Him everyday.
And every time He looks at the scars, He forgives us once again.
So every time we remember our hurts, we too should forgive again and again.