(notes from Dr. John McKellar ‘s sermon, 5/17/15)
“I’m sorry” is so hard for some of us to say-
But if unsaid it leads to lies & denials at the end of the day!
Why are those words so difficult to admit?
We stumble to say them – creating in our tummy a pit!
We make mistakes we do or say something dumb-
We could humble ourselves by not staying mum!
Love & forgiveness make a relationship strong-
It is so simple to just admit we are wrong!
“Love means not having to say, I’m sorry” – someone said-
They were wrong – not true-only to hurt has that led!
We stammer & have trouble getting those words out-
However, when said, our offendees no longer pout!
Saying we’re sorry is saying I value & cherish another-
I want to mend fences & treat you like a brother!
Saying “I’m sorry” must be God-like & said most sincere-
Not, I have to say it because I got caught & want to be cleared!
Our words are to be followed by action – correcting the wrong-
Sincere words only begin to show our hearts true song!
Through action we complete our honest feelings from our heart-
By actually showing we care – now that’s a real start!
We should remember, life is not always about me-
Saying “I’m sorry” shows what a relationship should be.
Relationships depend on relying on each other-
Like a redwood tree’s shallow roots holding on like a Mother!
Storms, floods & fires threaten each 3000 year old tree-
Their strength is in their connecting roots, just like you & me!
Most important, to our Lord, His forgiveness we are to seek first-
It is His strength for which we are to depend on & thirst!
Just remember – it is our Lord that is our Guiding Light-
And also – the right relationship is more important that being right!!!!