But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. - Isaiah 53:5-6
From eternity you promised you'd come and be pierced for me even though I would stray. My sin pierces you the most and yet you still absorbed it all. I'm forever thankful for your consuming love. Help me absorb the hurts that others cause me the way you absorb mine, especially the hurts that go the deepest from the closest of loved ones. Make me an unconditional forgiver, so people see what you're really like. I need the miracle of unconditional love to mend the hurts and to help me triumph in redeeming grace.
Pastor Don Patterson
We enter communion with Jesus when we forgive deep hurts just because we can.