Fight or Flight?

Feb 20, 2022    Mike Burt

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” G.K. Chesterton

David was pursued and now hopelessly trapped in a cave with Saul at the enterance and 3000 soldiers just outside. There seemed only one solution – revenge! Yet God has a different plan – kindness and forgiveness. Sunday we will see what David did, what David heard, what David received. Romans tells us that it is God’s kindness that leads us to repentance – but how easy is it to show that kindness? How do we forgive? How do we forget? I love the story told by D.L. Moody about the guy who was willing to ‘bury the hatchet’ but he left the handle sticking up from the dirt so he could grab it again if he needed it. This is not forgive and forget!

Join us Sunday as we will see God working in David’s life to be kind, patient and trusting! All of these seem difficult at times and even impossible! Yet that is what God desires and David demonstrates. It is not just about what happened to David, it is what faces us! Like C.S. Lewis says: “Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” We will read this ‘lovely idea’ and learn some practical applications regarding forgiveness and being forgiving. See you Sunday!

Pastor Mike