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Accepting Splintered Wood….or How to get back on your own path.

June 7, 2012

I look backwards… I see the horrible things like a movie reel I would never allow my children to watch.

The rating would be V for violence and  R for restricted.

And as crazy as it all was and is to recall… if that man came and asked Him for forgiveness…. it would be given?

Everyone on their own path…and He loves them more than I do…so much more than I ever will.

So how much more can I just forgive?

Is forgiveness the key  to the “next thing”?

When we forgive each other are we really saying …

“we accept the cross….no we really accept it…

we believe it…the power of it…

the point of it… the price paidour price paid…so much heaped on that splintery alter”

and when we carry out forgiveness… are we saying”Yes to Him.”

And  when we hold out?  When we can’t forgive are we saying He didn’t do enough

it wasn’t enough…

 no, not enough for this

no, this needs extra death,

no,  this needs extra blood.

Right now… just forgive.

Let them just be on their own path…you don’t have to walk with them.

Release them from your little tight fists which pound for more restitution…for more death…for more blood…because that is the only payment….so either it was or it wasn’t enough.

So what is your conclusion?

Did He pay enough?…or for this do you need another cross.

You will release yourself.

Be released.

What happens “next” can only be found on your own path with Him.

So I hit send and look for what is “next”.

shared at emily’s.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2012 12:14 pm

    Right now… just forgive.

    Let them just be on their own path…you don’t have to walk with them.

    T, this is so poignantly written… it is true freedom.
    no we wil never need another cross and the One who bore it all for us is also the One who will cause us to ‘both will and to do of His good pleasure’.,
    No man cometh unto the Father unless the Father draw him ( it means literally to DRAG)

    how right of you to desire to keep evil from your children… God knows when we are able to bear up under such burdens and though we find ourselves powerless to do so sometimes that is when He tries to tell us to turn away from that vision, to turn right around, because He is right there and wants to embrace us. Turn right around, set your eyes on Him, let Him embrace you under the shelter of His wings.

    • June 7, 2012 12:17 pm

      thank you dear friend.. it is so true.
      yes and I hope I have stood in the gap with my kids… I can’t protect them from everything..and at least two of them have already lived a lifetime before they were five…
      ya do what you can/
      T

  2. r.elliott permalink
    June 7, 2012 12:32 pm

    Oh yes…forgive…we don’t need to withhold…hope to exact our own justice…we are called to forgiveness and mercy…His name is justice. I love how your pictures tell the story even without the words…blessings to you~

  3. June 7, 2012 2:34 pm

    Great post. A lack of forgiveness is more damaging, I’ve learned (really learned) to the person holding the grudge than to the offender…

  4. June 7, 2012 3:08 pm

    “Let them just be on their own path…you don’t have to walk with them.” Solid, beautiful advice. That we may give each other space to be… Thank you for these words.

    • June 7, 2012 8:59 pm

      i think we often equate forgiveness with relationship… and that is not always true.
      surely in some situations it is… but it doesn’t have to be the thing we allow to stand in our way of freedom
      everyone doesn’t have to click..and sometimes people don’t show you their true selves until much later…and then you can make a choice about if they are toxic to you and your path or not.
      T

  5. Carol permalink
    June 7, 2012 7:19 pm

    Forgiveness is so very freeing. What peace and happiness it brings.
    I have needed much forgiveness; so how much more should I forgive.
    The quicker the better!

  6. June 7, 2012 10:19 pm

    hallelujah. this is the secret to freedom, right here. (and wonderful photos!)

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