I referenced three profound examples of forgiveness in my sermon yesterday. Here are some videos highlighting these incredible stories. They definitely touched my own life as I prepared for this week’s sermon… and I hope they speak to you, too, on the power of Christ when we forgive others!
1. Steven McDonald– Police officer who was injured by gun violence while on duty, later traveled to speak on the power of forgiveness.
2. Jacob DeShazer– Participated in a retaliation strike for Pearl Harbor but was captured and spent several years in a Japanese POW camp. He found Christ and after being released, returned to Japan as a missionary spreading God’s message of forgiveness.
3. Mary Johnson– A mother who lost her teenage son to gun violence. She reconciled with her son’s killer and is now a mother figure to him.