Our God is an Awesome God (this is not for the weak in heart)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I am going to comment on something that I just witnessed. It is of a very serious nature. It is highly emotional and definitely controversial. It is about a tragic and sad event that happened here in Ohio last year.
It was all over the news last year about a young pregnant woman who had disappeared in June. It was later revealed that the father of the unborn child had murdered her.
The only thing that I want to comment on is her mother. The sentencing phase of the trial was just shown on tv. This is when the family of the victim can speak directly to the accused. The mother was the last person in the court room to speak to him. I was in complete awe of what I heard her say and was blessed and it touched me deeply to hear her words.
She began by saying how much she missed her daughter. She then told of the day when she asked God, "where is my daughter?" God responded to her by telling her "she is with me." She then went on to tell how she served an awesome God and a God of forgiveness. She told him that only through His strength was she able to forgive him for what he had done. She told him that she hoped that one day he would come to know her God and that one day his little son would also be able to forgive him. She then addressed the judge and asked him to consider the possibility of the accused to be released someday so that he could have a relationship with his son.
I could not believe my ears. I have never, ever heard of such a selfless act of forgiveness. The mother in all of her pain and agony, was able to set those things aside and minister to this person who took her daughter and granddaughter from her. She does serve an awesome God. I am so glad that I serve Him as well!