Not too long ago, there was a tragic shooting resulting in the death of a local police officer. Since then, there has been an outpouring of support for the family – even 2 men in prison sent them some money. The wife has remained out of the spotlight until the other day. She read a statement she prepared, then talked about her choice to forgive the man who killed her husband. She said, “I know that Jesus forgave me of things I absolutely did not deserve to be forgiven for, and that he commands us to forgive as we have been forgiven,” she said. “But it’s really important with forgiveness to remember that forgiveness is not saying that what that other person did is OK, that I should allow them to continue doing anything of the sort or that I do not continue to be in pain because of what they did.” It was a beautiful example of living faith. You can see the full story here.
I Found God today in the strength and faith of a grieving widow.