I know what you may be thinking…Dead horse Bill. You have beaten that one. Maybe…
this weekend it came to fruit. Certain events brought about the opportunity to extend grace and forgiveness and I bask in the FREEDOM that comes from doing so. A card that needed to be written was written. But on Saturday night…Hello Momma! New Beginnings Pregnancy Center used our building to show October Baby. I was moved, not because I or my wife have faced the abortion issue personally, but because a father and daughter were involved. That was gut-wrenching in itself. As a father it is always hard to let your daughters go-whether to a man to get married, or to move away and start a life on her own. I have experienced both, and trust me when I say that neither one was easy to do. I have bragged about my feelings for my girls before. I don’t want to bore you with those again.
But there is one thing I will never stop talking about:
THE FREEDOM THAT COMES FROM FORGIVENESS!
The movie had a section in it that really hit me hard. I realize it might be a spoiler for some of you who may plan someday to see the movie. Maybe it will motivate you to see it sooner. Some of you may have no intention at all in seeing the movie. That’s okay because this small snippet is the turning point (IMHO) of the whole movie. If you are able, may I ask you to take almost five minutes to watch this clip?
This is not a post on the “rightness or wrongness” of abortion. There are plenty of other blogs that do that. It is on the power of forgiveness. I know I just wrote about forgiveness and how not everything gets hunky-dory immediately (sometimes not at all). But the road to healing is paved by starting with forgiveness.
One last time (for now): what was your take-away from the movie clip. Do you know someone you need to forgive? Have you ever forgiven someone and known forgiveness because of it?