Sunday my pastor read from Genesis 33, when Jacob and Esau reunited after being estranged for so many years. There was forgiveness and restoration and he sort of landed on verse 10, which I don’t remember reading before or haven’t read it from the NIV. It goes this way………..”No, please!” said Jacob. “If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably”. Esau forgave Jacob and received him and his gifts. He went on to talk about love and forgiveness and how when we forgive, other people see the face of God. And that forgiveness is unlimited; we should forgive because we have been forgiven greatly. It was a good reminder for me.
It also reminded me of a line from the musical Les Mis, my all time favorite. Now it’s been running around in my head all week so I’ll pass it along to you! Toward the end of the show Valjean is singing with Fantine and Eponine and they sing: “And remember the truth that once was spoken, to love another person is to see the face of God”.

4 Responses to ““And remember the truth that once was spoken””

  1. Tammy Says:

    Wow…I don’t remember that part of the story and it is beautiful!

  2. Becky Says:

    That is really beautiful. Wow, it makes you think, huh? I’m glad you shared that!

  3. Dianne Says:

    Sounds like a good sermon. I love Les Mis too. Awesome musical.

  4. Claire Says:

    I was sitting there trying to remember where I knew that line from and right before I looked at the end of the post, I thought “Les Miserables!” Yay! I LOVE that music…it is my traveling music to TN…I put it on and sing so that I stay awake. I just added Aida to that collection last night!

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