Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but, seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21-22, the NIV Study Bible.
They say that cats have nine (9) lives. Often times I feel humankind needs 9+ lives. Unfortunately, we have only this one life to live. However, I believe God gives us a life time of chances to get it right.
In Psalm 11:7 it reads that God’s business is putting things right (The Message). Thanks to the unselfish sacrifice of Jesus, I am confident God will never give up on us. I am praying that God’s mercy and grace are such that we a have life time to get it right. I am banking on that. In fact, I am banking on God giving us eternity to get it right.