Grace is defined as unmerited pardon or undeserved forgiveness. In this movie, as in life, forgiveness is most difficult to give when it is undeserved. I know from personal experience that it is very difficult to forgive someone who has hurt you or hurt someone you love. We feel they don’t ‘deserve’ forgiveness and it is true, they may not. Their intent may have been wrong or even evil, but that is what grace is all about – it is undeserved.
Throughout scriptures we are promised God’s grace, God gives us undeserved pardon. The Bible says whatever we are freely given, we should freely give. We should freely give undeserved forgiveness. I am not saying it will be easy and it will certainly be a choice. and that choice will bring peace.
Peace is not only an absence of torment but peace, in the Bible, is defined as completeness, nothing broken and nothing missing. That was what followed forgiveness in this situation for me.
Grace under pressure…are you seeing this in your life? If not, let’s all pray that we will be able, through God, to give grace and receive grace under pressure.