There was one awkward moment at our family Christmas. I walked away quietly thinking, “This moment does not define me. It happened, but the awkwardness will pass.”

The next day, my family was commenting on how much they enjoyed Christmas. I said, “Yes, and there was only one awkward moment!”

None of them could remember it and I didn’t elaborate! There were opportunities to have my feelings hurt, but I consciously refused to let it hurt me.

Forgiveness is not optional.

Matthew 6:15, “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Modern English Version

Dear Father God,

Thank You for the wonderful Christmas. Thank You for taking the hurts from me. Thank You for keeping me from saying anything that hurt others. 

In Jesus Name,


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