Sunday, February 17, 2013

renewal of life

"There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow."                                                                  
      - Martin Luther

Consider for a minute, who gets the most out of forgiveness....the person forgiving or the person being forgiven? 

Shari and her sister had never gotten along and when their father died, it seemed they were given permission to never see each other again. There was always a sadness as Shari prepared for holidays where celebrations had been family gatherings. The nieces and nephews who had enjoyed spending time with each other drifted apart.

v    God's kindness leads you toward repentance.                
      - Romans 2:4