It's quite intriguing how much we can learn from observing the world around us.
Was Lulu healed immediately? No, it took weeks and with each small victory came a nerve-wracking loss.
At first, we saw Lulu make small strides across the patio. We were relieved, excited and hopeful, but then she acquired an infection that caused her to bleed. After another trip to the veterinarian for antibiotics, all was well for two days until Lulu was unable to control when and where she excreted. At this point, most of us would give up and desist in prayer as clearly, Lulu was never going to be the same. However, we never lost hope.
I watched in awe as my grandmother continued to pray and care for Lulu despite the frustrations and, with time, she was healed, not partially but completely healed. Lulu’s tail wagged with vigour, the infection was cured and she began walking, running and excreting on her own. Do you believe in miracles? No one could deny it then. Dare I say Lulu is in better shape than before!
Would I be able to show forgiveness? Sincere forgiveness at that, without malice, slander or distrust? This example of forgiveness reminded me of how God forgives us once we repent (Isaiah 43:25 “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”). We obtain a clean slate with our sins completely erased. Let us choose today, tomorrow and the rest of our lives to forgive those who have hurt us, just as we seek God's forgiveness.
My name is Serena Richards and I, along with other helpful contributors, and of course the inspiration of God have written these posts as a source of help FOR YOU <3