Is the annual outbreak of colorful spring flowers God’s way of apologizing for winter?
Seeking someone’s forgiveness is vital in growing fragrant relationships. It’s often daunting, but it’s where healing begins.
Jesus demonstrated that when from the cross He prayed, “Father, forgive them because they don’t have a clue.”
Neil Diamond wrote the 1978 hit song, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.” Peace offerings are nice, but apologies use sincerely spoken words.
Dr. Gary Chapman prescribes these very words:
“I’m really sorry; I feel badly about that.
I was wrong; I should not have done that.
What can I do to make this up to you?
I don’t want to do this again.
Will you forgive me?”
After satisfactory closure, like the longed-for spring blossoms, your relationship is free to bloom once more.
Aren’t you glad Jesus was thinking of you when He prayed that prayer?
"Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”