Forgiveness is a gift for me
It sits collecting dust
unopened until I’m ready
It’s benefits to trust
And let the Spirit set me free,
keep heart and mind focused
on God’s love, stronger than my own
through grace, His cornerstone.
Forgiveness is God’s whole embrace
We get it and must give
the grace deserves the human race
without we cannot live
Our hearts will shrivel in their space
and love is allusive
Remains that way ‘til seeds are sown
of mercy; hearts melt stone.
Forgiveness frees the chains which blind
us to resentment; it
allows our eyes to see, not bind
another’s heart and hand
another’s soul and pain and mind
to really understand
To thank the Lord what we’ve been shown
aas prior unbeknown.
This truth allows our ears to hear
opens heart so wide
we cannot help but feel that we’re
now freed from ego, pride
Release our need to just appear
that we are in the right
He sees us all as His alone,
through us His light has shone.
Forgiveness lets us be a mess
and others be so too
Imperfectly, we’re all so blessed
and given grace our due
because forgiven we’re no less
in our Creator’s view
Beloved we are His foreknown
and never left alone.