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Have You Forgiven Me?
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By James Pemberton
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Have You Forgiven Me?


There is something that

shoiuld be a concern.

This is what I call; "The point of no return."


It's a point "where a brother

may have been offended."

By someone he knows, or perhaps "be-friended."


It's a point where something

 is said or "acted out."

And causes this person to

somehow "be cast out."


I think of Jesus who said

 "forgive 70 times 7."

If one's destination is to

 someday live in  heaven.


Many Christians get "offended"

by many things.

And are hindered by what

unforgiveness brings.


Many who say they're a

 "Christ-like representation."

Are often "offended" by

others' "presentation."


Rather than really loving this

person in Jesus' name.

Many choose to gossip,

judge and complain.


Soon... they reach the point

where love doesn't return.

As unforgiveness inside of them

"smolders and burns."


What if Christ loved us they

 way we love others.

His words commands us all

 "to love one another."


You may be the only Christ

 others will ever see...

What you do now...

 will impact others' eternity!


By JIm Pemberton    2020

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Submitted: Thursday, December 31, 2020

Last Updated: Friday, January 1, 2021

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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