Time has a way of healing wounds from the past. Although things will never be the same, when you run into an old face, its nice to reminisce. If you have the opportunity to talk long enough, you may even encounter a reunion of sorts.
Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence, Isaiah 43:26.
Unfortunately, human emotions struggle to overlook transgressions of the past. Some people may never recover from the heartache they have endured in life. Thus, forgiveness is sometimes an empty word spoken as bitterness causes individuals to hold grudges. Subsequently, until reconciliation occurs, a true reunion will have to wait.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, Acts 3:19.
While interacting at a graduation party over the weekend, I learned a painful lesson. Before you can move forward, you have to let go your past. It may be a tough pill to swallow, but repentance without acts of contrition is meaningless. Therefore, bury the hatchet now while there is still time so that a full reunion can be completed.
by Jay Mankus