By: Rev. Justin Krupsky, Senior Pastor
A few days ago my family went for a bike ride through Stoney Creek, and during the bike ride I found some berries. I was pretty confident that they were not poison berries, so I began to eat them. My kids were much more hesitant than I was, but I finally convinced them to eat the blackberries. This got me thinking about this weekend sermon on unforgiveness.
Someone told me the other day that when we hold unto hurt, pain, or bitterness we are actually poisoning ourselves unknowingly with the poison that we are hoping hurts the person who hurt us. They were talking about the struggle of unforgiveness. So, I wonder are you being poisoned unknowingly by holding unto grudges and hurts?
If you are like me, this is a very real struggle as we live in a world with imperfect people, ourselves included. Some of us have been sinned against in a such a way that we still have nightmares about the hurt and pain, and it leaves us sleepless. Some of us have worked through the healing process, and some of us are somewhere in the middle in forgiving those who have hurt us.
Someone once said, “Let it go and be amazed by what you see through eyes of grace. The prisoner that it really frees is you.”
Hope to see you this weekend. If you can’t make it check out trinityutica.com to watch/listen to the message.