Peace, Receive, Forgive

WS-devo_PMSWhen it was evening on the first day of the week, Jesus’ followers were together. The doors were locked...,Then Jesus came... and said, “Peace be with you.” He showed them his hands and his side. His followers were thrilled when they saw the Lord. Then Jesus said again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, I now send you.” After he said this, he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven. If you don’t forgive them, they are not forgiven.” (John 20:19-23 NCV) God, the Father, extends His peace to those who believe. He gives His Spirit to continually live in us and asks us to extend His forgiveness to others. ©Word-Strong_2013