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Ty, a young man that feels he has committed an unforgivable act, is on the run and not sure where to turn for help. But what he doesn’t realize is he is being pursued by our forgiving and loving Heavenly Father! God’s love is relentless and ever pursuing. No matter who we are, or what we’ve done, He still loves us and wants us to come home. This video with Kirk Cameron will touch your heart!
While on the cross, Jesus prayed “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing,” He said it without any bitterness, anger or resentment in His heart for His accusers. He was able to pray this prayer with a pure heart right in the middle of his own pain.
Forgiveness is an act of love and the heart of Jesus towards His accusers and killers was a heart of love. The disciples as they watched Jesus forgive his enemies on the cross must have wondered what He really meant when He taught them, “ Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” – Luke 6:27-28.
Corrie ten Boom’s family were the owners of a watchmaking business in the Netherlands, and along with this business, they actively worked towards protecting Jewish families from the Nazi Holocaust during the Second World War. And it was estimated that 800 Jews lives were saved because of them harboring those hunted by the Gestapo. Read more: www.biography.com/people/corrie–ten–boom-21358155
Eventually the entire ten Boom’s family was sent to a concentration camp, where Corrie’s father died 10 days later. Corrie’s sister Betsie had immense faith in Christ, and as they were together in the camp, Corrie’s life was strengthened because of her sister’s faith and eventually helped her during this hardship.
That faith led Corrie to forgive even the ruthless men who served as guards during her concentration camp days. While hate and the desire to take revenge continued to destroy many lives even after the concentration camps were gone, Corrie knew the truth about forgiveness, and this truth set her free: Hate and unforgiveness hurts the hater more than the hated, no matter how justified it may seem.
Like Corrie, each of us has the opportunity to love our enemies and choose forgiveness.
Forgiveness does not excuse the offense, but when we forgive someone, we look more like Jesus than at any other moment in our life. We display Christ to the world.
So, God will help you get hold of every anger, grudge and bitterness before it gets hold of you, and through the help of His Spirit, let go off the person, untie and release him or her into the freedom of your forgiveness.
The person may be undeserving, but you forgive so that others too might know.