Bless others

by Peter Twitchell

When I look back in my life I took so many chances in the dead of winter driving down to Johnson River to fish for pike when it was snowing and blizzarding and all I had was a two-wheel car or my snowmachine out in the blizzard 10-20 miles outside of Bethel.

Today I thanked the Good Lord God of Nazareth for watching over me for years and protecting me from all harm. I made it through my childhood eight years old on up riding my bike on the paved road from the old airport back to Napaskiak Slough alone, nobody knew where I was and going back home 10 miles. I always made it home safely I give God all the glory!

Quyana aulukluta, my sweet Jesus.

Tonight I awoke in the middle of the night, turned on the TV, and heard Pastor Ron Hoffman of the City Mountain Church of Anchorage on his statewide sermon about the act of forgiving those persons, those who hurt us in our lives.

It is a fact that each one of us has been hurt deep down inside at one time or another by someone else. How can we bless those who hurt us or took away our freedoms in life?

Today is August 6, 2023 and Pastor Hoffman quoted the holy Scriptures. The truth is we can inhale Christ’s Spirit. In the light of Christ’s resurrection and our own from death we can expect to be full of personal faith and courage and conviction.

Personally I have found the more I pray the more peaceful I feel and experience a breath of life our risen Lord fills us with his life giving breath.

First Peter chapter 3 verse 8 states, “Live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate, and humble. Verse 9: Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Chapter 3 verse 12: For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayers but the face of the Lord God Almighty is against those who do evil.

“We obtain a blessing my blessing those who hurt us, and with our incredible forgiveness, we can have eternal life. This incredible scripture goes on to promise humbling ourselves instead of hurt and vengeance in our lives.”