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In Matthew 6:14-15 the Bible says, “For you if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”Advertisement
This verse is lived out in a heart wrenching way, even bringing a judge to tears, on this video published by IKnowBro. In the video, you will see the father of a slain son give a heartfelt message of forgiveness to the man convicted of stabbing his beloved son to death.
According to the video, the man’s son was killed in a senseless manner for no apparent reason. He was a pizza delivery driver who seemed to be targeted at random for this senseless act of violence. Even though the slain man’s father had every conceivable reason to lash out at the murderer, he instead chose to stand before the court and issue unmerited forgiveness to him. This amazing gesture was so moving, it even brought the judge to tears.
Although it is easy for us to point fingers at people like the man convicted to 31 years in prison for killing an innocent pizza delivery driver, we all are sinners in need of unmerited forgiveness. Jesus thankfully offers that when died on a cross and rose again so that we could obtain the forgiveness, none of us deserve. The slain man’s father is a great example of Jesus’ unconditional forgiveness in today’s society. May we all be as apt to forgive those who wrong us as this man has shown to be.