Forgiveness is not just a word but a choice to be made towards people who have hurt or wronged us, regardless if they feel sorry or not. That’s why it’s not something that should be taken lightly but instead should be given to God and dealt with from the heart.
Oftentimes, people know that forgiving someone is the right thing to do but because of the depth of the hurt and overwhelming emotions, they find it very hard to make such a choice. Logically, they would seek for justice and thirst for revenge in their hearts against the people who wronged them. But the way of the Lord is far different from that of man’s natural response.
In Matthew 18:21-22 we read: “Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven”.
Jesus teaches people to forgive seventy times seven. This is the love God showed to us when Jesus died on the Cross for our sins. Instead of leaving us rotting in our own sins, He chose the Cross to rescue us. Shouldn’t we do the same to our brethren?
The guy in this video demonstrated the same compassion to his father who took everything from him and killed his mom. In the end he said, “Father I forgive you”…
Remember all the people who made you feel worthless, will you do the same too?
“When deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.” – Mary Karen Read