Ah, forgiveness. Yep, I’m thinking about it alot these days.
During the past three weeks, I was led to Colossians 3:12 – “As God’ chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
At the same time, Stef from Layton Family Joy tweeted that she was working on memorizing Colossians 3:12-14. When I read verses 13 and 14, I knew I needed to join Stef in memorizing these two as well.
I’m taking these three verses and focusing on one each week by praying about what it says, being intentional in what it is asking me to do, and committing it to memory. Susannah is joining me on this journey as well and I’m loving that she is getting old enough to start memorizing the wisest of words. Also, it’s about the cutest thing in the world to hear your Kindergartner try to pronounce “humility”.
I chose the above photo that was taken this past spring because I remember it well – Solomon, at almost two years of age, had hauled off and hit his older brother.
In our house, if you are a boy with limited vocabulary, you hit others when you are angry. I don’t condone this method of problem-solving – it just happens this way.
For about the umpteenth time that day, I had explained to Solomon, in as little words as possible, that hands are not for hitting.
I also told him that when he was ready, he was going to need to apologize to his brother, ask him for forgiveness, and give him a hug.
It’s also about the cutest thing in the world to hear your almost-two-year old say “Sowy, bro bro”.
This is precisely what was said before Solomon wrapped his paci-loving self around his best bud.
And Sawyer simply smiled, hugged him back, and moved on.
Ah, to be able to forgive as easily as a child…