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Monday, October 16, 2006

Forgiveness Rocks Our World

Recently in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Amish community was devastated by the killing of five girls, and the injuring of five others, by a local milk delivery man. He entered an Amish school, killed and injured the girls, then shot himself.

The Amish have told Mrs. Roberts (whose husband killed the children) that they forgive Mr. Roberts, and have even started a bank account to help her family. In return, Mrs. Roberts has issued a statement thanking the Amish community for their forgiveness, and has said, "...We will continue to put our hope and trust in the God of all comfort, as we all seek to rebuild our lives."

Can you imagine forgiving someone for killing your child? Even in the midst of a dark and evil situation, God's light beams through, offering hope and healing. Now that's amazing grace.


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