Video from The 700 Club Interactive
"Harold's 6-year-old daughter was killed in a hit and run accident. He chose to forgive the killer, he now teaches others about the power of forgiveness." from video introduction.
Paul tells us, “What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs” (2 Corinthians 2:10–11). Do you realize that Satan’s schemes and attacks are among other things are to get you to hold a grudge. He wants you to believe vengeance is yours, and not God’s. Forgiveness defuses anger and outwits Satan, and forgiveness subverts his wickedness. We see so much talk about vengeance among politicians and others even Christians. None of this is Godly.
Could you forgive someone who did something horrible to a loved one?
Donald Kraybill, is a sociologist at nearby Elizabethtown College and co-author of Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy. "I think the most powerful demonstration of the depth of Amish forgiveness was when members of the Amish community went to the killer's burial service at the cemetery," Kraybill says. "Several families, Amish families who had buried their own daughters just the day before were in attendance and they hugged the widow, and hugged other members of the killer's family."
This was Christ-like, this is what our Lord would do. Can you follow your Lord?