Jehovah, Lord God Almighty:
Woke up this morning to find
Waiting in my living room
A man whose presence was a shock
Someone I know to not be kind.
He looked so healthy and young
Last I saw him he was old and weak
What brings this man here today?
All I had he has from me wrung.
We sat in silence and neither smiled
He looked troubled and unhappy
I didn’t know what to say
He spoke saying “It’s been a while.”
“I wanted to come and apologize
For all the things I’ve done to you.
It’s my fault, I know, you’re in that chair
A fact I no longer can deny.
You trusted me from day one
And I let you down repeatedly
You wanted to believe in me
But couldn’t with all I’ve done.”
He paused then and bowed his head
What did he expect from me?
Forgiveness, love, gratitude or more?
What if it was words never read?
The words of Jesus rang in my mind
“And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors…”
The push from Jesus was so kind.
This is where faith and life have met.
Please Dear God, the I Am
Lend me your strength to forgive
Help me even to forget
“It’s hard to say I forgive you,
For yes it’s true I bear the cost
Of your sins and consequences
But with God it is what I will do.
In His grace and mercy He’s shown
How I can forgive you for the stripes
For the betrayal, the broken trust
For every time you beat me down.”
He nodded his head and made to leave
I wondered then if he’d be back
But somehow I knew he wouldn’t be
He was now free indeed I believe.
Forgiven I must forgive,