Freedom and Forgiveness

My husband Rich and I spent some of our holiday weekend wrestling with drama. The details aren’t important; the gist is that we learned  of a hurtful situation a person close to us has been causing for some time, and that other well-meaning people have attempted to “protect” us by concealing the truth.
If you share your life with other human beings, I’m sure you can relate.

After the initial waves of hurt came anger. Saturday night neither of us slept well.

Sunday, of course, was Independence Day. We spent the day on our boat; Rich’s daughter Rebecca and her fiance, Jeff, joined us. Determined not to let the news of the previous day spoil our holiday, I focused on our calling as Christians: Unconditional love, forgiveness, turning the other cheek, praying for those who’ve hurt us.
It’s hard.
It’s also necessary.
We came across a pod of dolphins on our cruise on Sunday. Watching these magnificent creatures swim in the vastness of the sea brought me perspective.
I’m handing our dilemma over to God and sticking to my part of the covenant: love and forgiveness.
It’s a big, big ocean.
19 You will again have compassion on us;

You will tread our sins underfoot
and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
Micah 7:19 (NIV)