Usually, when I think about gifting something to someone I think of a wrapped gift.
While drawing my “gifting” piece, my thoughts twisted ‘round to what it means to offer or receive a gift of forgiveness.
Little did I know that a day after I finished my Creative Tuesdays’ art that I would be the one receiving a gift of forgiveness.
Here’s the condensed version on what transpired.
“Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse.”
Psalm 37:8a – The Message (MSG)
If only I had read that verse before I opened my big mouth trap.
When I arrived home, the door of my heart was nudged, okay, it felt more like a poke. “Tracy, you owe him an apology.”
My pride roared like a lion. “No, he’ll get over it.”
After marching into my studio, I stared down at the two words I’d painted the day before—forgive me.
Tracy Campbell’s Creation – A Gift of Forgiveness
I smacked my forehead. Oh, oh, looks like I need to apologize.
Feeling like a mouse louse, I gulped, and then picked up the phone.
I received a much-needed gift of forgiveness not only from the person I offended, but from my Father in heaven. I hate to admit this, but I often need a nudge or a poke to remind me of the importance of forgiving others.
“If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you.”
Matthew 6:14 – Contemporary English Version (CEV)
And as Creative Tuesdays’ theme is about gifting something that brings joy to the giver and the receiver, I want to thank two ladies, Wendy L. Macdonald and Lucy Samuels, for blessing me with their photography gifts which inspired today’s creation—“A Gift of Forgiveness”.
Wendy L. Macdonald is a gifted writer, poet, and nature lover who also enjoys expressing herself through photography. Please visit Wendy’s inspiring blog. She has offered up tips on “The Secret to Drying Hydrangea’s for an Indoor Display”.
Wendy L. Macdonald’s Creation – A Lacecap Hydrangea
Lucy Samuels is a gifted baker.
Lucy Samuels’s Creation – A Lacecap Hydrangea Cookie
If you love to bake, Lucy has posted a yummy Lacecap Hydrangea cookie recipe.
It’s time to hop on over to Creative Tuesdays’ blog and cast your gaze on all the art created by gifted artists.
By the way, do you find it difficult to ask for forgiveness? And/or do you find it difficult to forgive others?
Have a marvelous day,
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