|Artwork: Billy Frank Alexander|
For the first time, I realized I'd handled it with a critical, legalistic spirit.
This situation happened when we lived in another state, and the man involved was only an acquaintance. But I hunted down his contact info and emailed to ask his forgiveness.
A few days later I heard back. He admitted he'd been hurt, forgave me and said he appreciated my apology.
I was sad it took me years to get to the place where I understood my sin in this situation. But I was also encouraged that I wasn't the same person I used to be.
As we "work out our salvation with fear and trembling," God "works in us to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose" (Philippians 2:12-13).
I'm grateful that we're works in progress--God isn't finished with us yet! (Philippians 3:10-17)
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