There is something I feel I need to mention, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
It's regarding someone who is related to me. Someone who I truly love, yet am hated by.
Even though in the past, I've done so very much to help and show love to this relative, it seems like what I ever did, had no value at all.
Being falsely accused, and being hurt by this person, has hurt me. But, I've forgiven this relative.
Not just because God wants us to forgive others, so we can be forgiven. But, also because I feel I've been persecuted against.
You see, this relative spoke badly about me. But, not only... me. Also about how they hated me speaking about God.
Years ago, this relative claimed to become Christian.
However, reading the Bible doesn't exist for this relative. Nor, does worshipping. Plus, seeing postings on Facebook (FB) that I make regarding our Lord, has upset this relative, so I've even been blocked, there.
In many ways, I've shown mercy to this relative. Helping, in many, many ways... that I won't discuss.
But, I'm still hated.
Even though I've felt persecuted by this relative, I have shown mercy.
Not just because I love this relative. But, also because I love God.
And, I show mercy not just to this relative, but to other people, as well.
After all, mercy is so very important.
Just as we read in Matthew 5:7, "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
By showing mercy to others, including this relative that I love, I will receive mercy. Maybe or maybe not from this relative, or other people.
But, I will receive mercy from God!
For this, I am thankful. And, always will be.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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