07 December 2010

Forgiveness: Radvent Journal

this is the, "really?!?" face.  we're both pretty good at it

Colossians 3:12-14 12Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 

we've been learning a lot about forgiveness.  it looks to be foundational in marriage and i believe we'll spend at least some of our time (a) bugging the crap out of each other and (b) forgiving/forbearing with one another.  j and i get along very well now, but we are also 700 miles apart.  i imagine j will have to forgive me for everyday things, like never bringing travel mugs back into the house until there are none left, scheduling events during important football games, and being chronically late, to bigger life things, like being oblivious to his pursuits for nearly three years.  whoops.  I'll have to continue to forgive him as well, not because either of us deserve it, but because we have been Forgiven.  John Piper talks about forgiveness in marriage, which was very helpful, and follows it up with encouragement that over time we may not annoy each other so much ;)

here's looking forward to seeing that what-in-the-world-were-you-thinking face, shortly followed by the it's-actually-fine-and-i-still-like-you face that i love so much.


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