The Power of Forgiveness!

Video initially appeared on ABC News.

This young man’s incredible act of forgiveness should be a lesson to live by. I was moved to tears at the maturity and love of a young man of only eighteen years old. A young man who is obviously raised right with the love of God in his heart.

This story has been a tragedy for the families of both sides. What are the events that really led up to this we will never really know. I do not believe we have heard all the facts. None the less, the powerful love demonstrated by this young man is simply Christ-like.

This young man and his family lost their brother and son in tragic circumstances. This Ex-police officer’s life inexorably changed. The course of the future for two families forever somehow merged. But with the love of one young man forgiveness and healing can begin.

The Lady was sentenced to ten years, ten years behind bars and a life time to reflect on the events leading up to this fateful event and will forever carry the burden of her decision. She was given a bible and we hope will seek to find the Jesus therein.

I have never been in such a situation but I do not believe I could exhibit such forgiveness in the face of such new and raw loss. It would take me some more time, I think.

Ephesians 4; 31-32….Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ” These are the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I know that I love the Lord and I want to see his face. Why does bad things happen to good people, the age old question to which we often have no answer.

May I learn to be more like this young man in Jesus name, Amen!!


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