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TODAY’S MEDITATION – What’s the meaning of the last words of Jesus to you? (Luke 23:34)

Most of the time, when someone dies, people will cherish his/her very last words, because those are the most important, the dearest thing the person want people to remember about them. My brother, my sister, you certainly this fact. Now, as a believer of Christ, you also know that He has left us with His last words. But today, let’s examine one of His seven last words: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” When we meditate on this verse, we should understand what the Cross was all about: FORGIVENESS! Yes, my friend, Jesus is dying so that we might be forgiven for our sins, so that we might be reconciled to God for eternity. However, the forgiveness of God through Christ does not come only to those who don’t know what they are doing when they sin. In the mercy of God, we receive His forgiveness even when we do what we know to be wrong. God chose to wipe away our sins, not because we have some convenient excuse, and not because we have tried hard to make up for them, but because He is a God of amazing grace, with mercies that are new every morning. As we read today’s verse, “Father, forgive them,” may we understand that we too are forgiven through Christ. The Bible says ” If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Because Christ died on the cross for us, we are cleansed from all wickedness, from every last sin. We are united with God the Father as His beloved children. We are free to approach His throne of grace with our needs and concerns. What good news! Yet and most importantly, this good news is also to be shared to others as we represent Christ through our own forgiveness. Therefore, whenever you are wronged, you need to learn to say “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Yes, today, pray that you may live as a forgiven person, opening your heart to the Lord, choosing not to sin because the power of sin has been broken by His salvation. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]