Recap: In 2012 my mom and my brother life was taken. She was pregnant with her 5th child (a boy)was about to get married few days later and give birth within the next week or so. Neither one of those things happen. Someone she knew personally took her life… 😢😢
I wonder when they found the person that murdered my mom; how would I react, what my response would be, or will I be able to face that person? What if it is someone that I know? Would it change how I feel (differently) about them? I’m not sure what the answer will be but I can forgive them. Forgive them for taking another life forgive them because someone has to forgive me for not being a good friend, failing, or even for cheating. I have to forgive them because I have been forgiven as well. Does it mean that I will forget? NO, but I have to forgive them. Forgive them because God is a jealous God and He forgave me for turning away from Him and He said to forgive them 70 times 7 Matthew 18:21-22.
Matthew 18:21-22 “Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times seventy-seven”
Forgive and keep on stepping. I don’t know who murdered my mom and my brother who died as well, I will not assume and don’t want you to either. Don’t focus on who was and who wasn’t just focus on Jesus because we all have been forgiven. Forgiven for lusting, cheating, lying, drinking, gossiping, and the likes don’t focus on the evil of men repent, pick up your cross, and cling to Christ. The past is the past it will affect our future if we live in it. I am new.. He makes all things new I am new to Him 2 Corinthians 5:17. Be love Be-loved
2 Corinthians 5:17 “therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new as has come.”