State laws limit the time within which someone can prosecute or sue someone for offenses. I was going to try to list some of the time limitations for filing lawsuits for various offenses in the State of Ohio, but even the most concise texts on the subject were pretty lengthy.
Apparently, though, there’s no “statute of limitations” on the length of time someone can hold a grudge against someone else. We can keep bringing up the offense over, and over, and over again as long as we want. I was talking with someone recently that shared an incident that happened almost 50 years ago. Someone had treated them badly and they still have hard feelings about it today — 50 years later!!! That’s a long time to keep remembering exactly what someone else did that hurt your feelings.
Thankfully, God doesn’t hold grudges against us for our offenses (which in my case are many). His promises and love for us are “new every morning!” His “statute of limitations” runs out the instant that we regret our offense and ask his forgiveness.
I don’t know if anyone will read this… but I just wanted to share a thought.
With all the ways we can keep in touch with our friends and family… Facebook, e-mail, texting, cell phones, Linked in, etc., etc. Do we really reach out and help our friends and family with what they really need? Like… cooking a meal? Running some errands for them? Picking up some dry cleaning for them? Taking their kids to soccer or band practice? Picking up some groceries?
We all know and communicate with a lot of people that have “a lot” going on in their lives right now. They won’t ask for help, but they’d appreciate it if you do help.
Anyway… just a thought.
I was outside tonight just before dark, and looking up into the sky, I heard a chant in my head from many years ago… “Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.”
When I was 13, whispering those words into the night sky, my wish was for a boyfriend. Imagine that. As I looked up into the sky tonight and echoed those words from years ago… I thought, “What would I wish for today?”
My question to you is… If you could… what would you wish for today?