Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Proverbial Sunrise- Forgiveness


Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Today’s word is not Hebrew or Greek, it’s Eskimo! The word is issumagijoujunnainermik. When missionaries first shared the gospel with the Eskimos, they couldn’t find any word in the Eskimo language for forgiveness. So, they took a number of Eskimo words and joined them to form a new word — Issu-magi-jou-jun-nai-ner-mik — and it became the Eskimo word for forgiveness. The individual words are “Not-being-able-to-think-about-it-anymore.”
Too often we remember the hurt, replaying it over and over again in our minds. Forgiveness is not something we do just once. It is something we must reaffirm every day. Whenever a hurtful memory comes up, remember the word Issu-magi-jou-jun-nai-ner-mik, and say, “I can’t think about it anymore, it’s in God’s hands.”
Rather than replay the hurt you may have acquired, replay God’s mercy, His grace, His love for us (and them) — when He freely gave His life. That will enable us to forget it, and move forward.

18 comments:

April said...

Forgiveness is the first step to healing. I LOVE your new background and header!

RCUBEs said...

I learned something new here today!
"issumagijoujunnainermik!!!"...

No matter what language, Jesus only spoke of one - "LOVE"...I like the "Fall" atmosphere here. Beautiful. Love you sister!

luvmy4sons said...

Yes...the replaying drudges it all up again. Stop it in its tracks! Amen! Love you!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a great post. This I could share with our girls. Great. Thanks for sharing!
I can't think about it anymore!
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Denise,
I love it! To forget those who hurt us is truly to forgive those who hurt us. I love you my friend.
Your sister in Christ,
Bren

Debra said...

Oh sweet sister...forgiveness is so essential as a Christian. Well said!

Love you!

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...this is so awesome, amazing & powerful! Praise God for missionaries! Thank You Lord for this new word from the Eskimos for the meaning takes beyond the memory and leave it in Your Hands!
Issu-magi-jou-jun-nai-ner-mik!!!
Wherever you learned this Denise, it's SUPER...
califragilisticespialadosious, even though the sound of it is ...
Your words are inspirational & so meaningful for forgiveness! Thanks!

Saleslady371 said...

What a clever and practical way to remember how to forgive. Thanks! And thank you from the bottom of my heart for prayers!

Marie said...

This is just what I needed to hear right now. I need to forgive someone and not be so hard hearted. What a great reminder to stop replaying the hurt.

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Apron of the Month Club said...

This is my 1st visit and I feel so blessed by reading your blog. Thank you with all my heart.

Yoli Kalkofen
http://apronofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

Love it! Thanks, Denise! Shoot, just learning that ginormous word oughta take my mind off some hurts for awhile...lol...how do you pronounce it again?? Sending you a big hug!

Bernadine said...

"Not being able to think about it anymore" I love that definition.
Great post.

Karen said...

That is a GREAT reminder to forgive AND forget. I am just glad I don't have to spell that Eskimo word!!

Cathy said...

A great post about forgiveness, Denise ~ Blessings ~

Anne L.B. said...

Oh what a beautiful message! Thank you, Denise.

But I'm going to stick to saying "forgiveness." ;#

Alicia said...

Say that word fast 10 times!! LOL!

Yes..forgive AND forget...very important!!

Laureen said...

Amen! what a great post and verse.

T. Anne said...

What a great way to describe forgiveness!