I have always loved the parable of the prodigal son. In that parable we learn the story of forgiveness and grace. What amazes me the most is the attitude of the father. Though his son had belittled and humiliated him, he waited patiently day in and day out for his son to return. When his son did return, he ran to him embraced him and offered forgiveness.
The question we must ask ourself is how was he able to do this? He was able to do this because forgiveness for his son began on the day he left. From his example we learn this principle about forgiveness–
“Forgiveness begins when one willingly releases their hurts to the Lord, than by God’s Power and Grace He gives us the ability to Forgive”
May you be encouraged today.