Forgiveness: Unimaginable

August 21st, 2018

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Lamentations 2:15—3:3

She burned his letters by candlelight. He slept on the couch in his office. The betrayal of infidelity was unimaginable. The life of founding father, Alexander Hamilton, brings to life the heartache caused by sin. The heartache was present, not only in the marriage relationship, but as Hamilton faced the scorn of his political enemies, now reveling as they scoffed him.

Yet, in her old age Eliza Hamilton, the woman cheated on by her own husband, spoke with great affection when recalling her beloved. Eliza did not leave him, though history documents that she did banish him to his office for a period of time. During this time, grace became his new reality as he learned what it means to “pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord,” (Lam. 2:19).

The Lord is not our opponent, scoffing and shaking his head at our failure. No, the Lord is our devoted lover. He is deeply wounded by our sin and betrayal, but is moved to unimaginable forgiveness by our repentance.

Author: Judith Fetzer


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