I googled the word, remission, and got three primary entries as definitions. Remission is a noun that can mean: 1)the cancellation of a debt, charge, or penalty, 2)a temporary recovery, or 3)forgiveness of sins.
Most of us associate the word remission with cancer. I know I do. At this point in our family's history, remission is the sweetest word indicating the best news possible, second only to cured. There is a dark side to the word though. To some, remission can also mean an unnerving limbo where you are walking a wobbly tightrope between life and death. The deep breath one takes when hearing remission can be short lived, followed by one long breath held until...the next set of results come in.
However, when I think of the other meanings of the word, I am intrigued. In Latin, the origin is remittere, meaning to send back and restore.
At 25 years of age, seemingly all together and living the life of a princess in a fairy tale, I fell to my knees and screamed at my Creator, begging him to fix me. He answered me. My insides poured out as I repented, and He did forgive me. But he also sent me back. He sent me back to a time when I buried hurt. He sent me back to a time when I stuffed wrongdoings. He sent me back to a time when I ignored hurt feelings. It was gut-wrenching and painful. I didn't want to go, but He explained to me that He, the Great Physician, was not, and never would be a fan of band-aids. He believed in complete restoration and that is exactly what He gave me.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.