the English will follow by Chinese
Regret and Repent 2010/12/14Yu-Jen, Hsieh Singapore
The words “regret” and “repent” seem similar but not exactly the same if we look their definitions closely. The word regret means that to feel sad or sorry for something that we did or we did not do. However the meaning of the word repent is not only the meaning of feel sorry about something we did it bad or wrong but more in the actions that we want to make the wrong thing to be right.
I am the only girl in my family. My dad really loved me very much and spoiled me in some ways when I was young. I always remember that I was just like the queen in the family that everyone in the family must listen to me and please whatever the things I wanted it to be.
My relationship with my younger brother is very good and we are really close to each other. However, I always remember that when he was in junior high school he wrote that I was a very bad and hated someone liked a Tyrant in the family. I was so sad to read and know what he wrote about me at that time and did really feel regret that how come I treated him in this way. However, the feeling of feel sorry just kept me for a while to be his goodie sister and buddy.
My younger brother is a very talent guy with very high IQ. More than 20 years ago, his school results were really good so that he earned a present of NINTENNO from my parents. At that time, Nintendo was a very expensive and not really popular TV game due to not every family could have extra money to effort it. However, I did not know in some reasons I was really mad about him and then I used the slicers to cut the wire of his treasure game. He was very depressed and upset about it but could not do anything with me. As I growing up, I realized that how bad I was and really regret about what I had done to him special when I became a Christian. There is not the word regret in the bible instead of the word repent. Of course I did not do anything bad to him and cut any of his games nowadays. However, I really thank God for changing me and renewing my life with my brother. There is no other name and power and love can be compared with Jesus. Without the love of Jesus I think I may not able to be a good sister to my brother. Yet, I am still not good enough however this is the promise from God. If we repent then He will forgive and the power of blood of Jesus Christ will wash over our sins and make us as new. I do not really know that how good I am in my brother’s mind now. However, I am sure one thing that he will never use the word tyrant to describe his only sister. Hey, my dear brother, I am really sorry from what I had done to you and your life however I thank God for renewing our relationships in the way closer and treasure each other.
Regret and repent these are two different words with spelling and meaning. My dear readers, I do not know if you ever repent instated of only regret? Today here is a good news for you that God is love. He loves you so much and wants you to be repented and closer to HIM so that His mercy and grace will follow you all the time. Come and talk to HIM. Surely you will experience how great He is as I do.