Well now that's a thought to ponder. I think of Jesus saying to His Father to forgive them for they know not what they do ... there was no repentance on their part at that time.Perhaps I think of it as a transaction incomplete. Forgiveness has been offered but until someone sees the need for it and receives it, it is incomplete, so the transgression remains outstanding.Thanks, Nancy, for the opportunity to consider this further. I would be interested in your own thoughts if you'd care to share.Brenda
Brenda, you summed up my own thoughts in your second paragraph, and I love your phrase "a transaction incomplete." I can even see praying for people to receive the forgiveness God is offering to them - it seems a good direction for prayer.Thank you for sharing your ponderings!