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The Great Exchange
What is your greatest need? Maybe you are thinking: more money, better health, or nicer stuff. Although these may be legitimate needs, they are not our greatest need. In fact, while hanging on the cross, Jesus said it best as He pleaded, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” He didn’t pray for our prosperity or health; He prayed for our greatest need — forgiveness.
Forgiveness is: the act of pardoning somebody for a mistake or wrongdoing, liberating completely, canceling a debt. The great news about forgiveness is that it’s exactly what Jesus does for all who call on His name and follow Him. No matter what you’ve done, if you ask Him, He’ll forgive you. And as we receive His forgiveness, it is vital that we forgive others as well.
As the New Year approaches, let’s move forward knowing that our greatest need has already been met — God gave his only Son so that we can be forgiven — His greatest gift in exchange for our greatest need.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 @ 6:33 AM MDT
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