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THIS ENDLESS FORGIVENESS Alvin Rogness
 
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)
 
God does not stop forgiving . We may stop asking God for forgiveness, or we may refuse to accept his forgiveness, but God never stops forgiving. Until the end of our lives, God’s door is open for us to come. Sometimes a mother’s love is like that. No matter how many times her son has sinned, she always takes him back and never stops forgiving.
 
Many of us don’t have too hard a time forgiving someone the first time they let us down or harm us. But, how about a second, third, or even twentieth time? Are we able to keep on forgiving? The Bible says we must try. Because we are to forgive as God forgives, and his forgiveness is endless.
 
Suppose God should grow tired and stop forgiving us. He could well grow tired. How often do we not offend him? How often do we not go against his will and displease him? Every day we must come back to God to be forgiven all over again. How wonderful if we, like God, can keep on loving someone, no matter how often he has hurt us or sinned against us?
 
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. This is hard, O Lord, but help us. Amen

Pastor’s Requests
Remember II Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.”
 
While we wait on God’s healing grace, let us fast and pray for His visitation. Pray for God to intervene and bring an end to this virus that we are facing. Pray for God to calm our spirits and help us to trust Him. Pray for the lost to be saved. Pray for the unrighteous to turn to God. Pray for God to be glorified in the crisis we are going through. Pray in faith; pray with the confidence that God will hear and answer our prayers.