Forgiveness is the only gift I give.
Forgiveness is the only gift I give, because it is the only gift I want. And everything I give I give myself. This is salvation’s simple formula. And I, who would be saved, would make it mine, to be the way I live within a world that needs salvation, and that will be saved as I accept Atonement for myself.
Father, how certain are Your ways; how sure their final outcome, and how faithfully is every step in my salvation set already, and accomplished by Your grace. Thanks be to You for Your eternal gifts, and thanks to You for my Identity.
I looked at the first sentence and thought… is forgiveness really the only gift I want? I could think of a great many other things I wanted. It wasn’t till I was on the motorway on the way back from Manchester that the thought filtered in, that all of my ‘wants’ would be useless without forgiveness, because I could not truly enjoy them.
The rest of my day fell so beautifully into place, everything came effortlessly, including a copy of Robert Magee’s Story. This, coupled with my meeting with a film maker on Sunday. Could this be a subtle hint that I should be writing films?