The Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 took the lives of 168 people, including Kathy Sanders’ grandsons. But God soon led her to forgive the bombers that eventually led one bomber to know Jesus.
Oklahoma City Bombing
On April 19, 1995, it was one beautiful morning when Kathy Sanders and her daughter, Edie, dropped their little boys at daycare school. Both of them worked just a couple of blocks away from the daycare center building. A few hours later, a bomb went off, and they ran down the building. They entered the twilight zone and saw the Murrah building destroyed. Then one after another, a bomb blew up again.
Kathy and Edie then looked at the building where the daycare center was, and all they saw was a pile of rubble. The mom fell to her knees weeping, “my babies, my babies!”
Pain And Questioning God
The pain of losing grandchildren was devastating for Kathy. Adding to the pain of losing her grandsons was watching her daughter, Edie, suffer. It became the darkest moment of her life to the point of wanting to kill herself for the first time. More so, she found it hard to pray.
“How could the good and loving God that I had always loved and served, how would He let this happen to me?” she thought at that moment.
Until Kathy finally cried out to God, asking Him to help her get through the circumstance she couldn’t grasp or understand. She told Him, “If You’re out there Lord and You’re real, You’re going to have to help me.”
Soon after, suspects Terry Nichols and Timothy Mcveigh were arrested for their heinous crime. Kathy sought the truth on the Oklahoma City bombing. And while searching for the truth, the grandma concluded it wasn’t God who took away her grandsons. Instead, God received them when they came home to heaven.
God then led Kathy to forgive the people who murdered her grandsons. And what happened next led one of the suspects to accept Jesus in his heart.
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