Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Forgiveness (7 x 70)

I was driving through Lake of the Ozarks several weeks ago when I heard this song for the first time. Navigating unfamiliar roads, I frantically grabbed at a pen and post its so I could scribble down the artist and title.

What speaks to your heart through this song is that life is hard. Sometimes we're told that we shouldn't let hard stuff or cutting words or abandonment define us.  But that's kind of a joke, because hard stuff does make us who we are.  There usually isn't the option of just moving on or getting over it.

Tonight, besides our ever-popular {ever-patiently playing 10 games of UNO with JD and Cambria} Henry, we had another young man sharing our dinner table.  He spoke about a life that I can't even begin to imagine.


little brothers and sisters torn apart by neglect, lost parental rights, adoption to different families

phone-call relationships with parents

unanswered questions

why didn't they care? 

That  kind of stuff does define you.

I love how Chris August writes (and sings) that forgiveness makes a way.  It doesn't erase;  it wraps around.


  1. Seriously love this song too.

    "It doesn't erase; it wraps around" - brilliant.

  2. I was having a really hard time yesterday forgiving someone who hurts me on a regular basis. I kept asking God for his help and I was driving to go get my son from youth group when this song came on. I loved the words and realized I needed to listen and do. God was speaking to me about my situation.

    Thank you so much for posting this. Forgiveness is not something I can do myself.

  3. I love this song too. thank you for sharing.
    Forgiveness is sooo very hard. How terrible for that young man and his siblings. I pray he finds healing.