Forgiveness wins, Love destroys Hate!
When the first missionaries came to Alberta, Canada, they were savagely opposed by a young chief of the Cree Indians named Maskepetoon. But he responded to the gospel and accepted Christ. Shortly afterward, a member of the Blackfoot tribe killed his father. Maskepetoon rode into the village where the murderer lived and demanded that he be brought before him. Confronting the guilty man, he said, “You have killed my father, so now you must be my father. You shall ride my best horse and wear my best clothes.” In utter amazement and remorse his enemy exclaimed, “My son, now you have killed me!” He meant, of course, that the hate in his own heart had been completely erased by the forgiveness and kindness of the Indian chief.
Jesus died to destroy all hatred, bitterness, and rage. Only when we choose to forgive, can we truly overcome evil with good
It is His command, if we want Him to forgive us…
“Father, I choose to rise above all bitterness, and tragedy, by forgiving and loving my enemies. Not as a worm, or a victim, but in strength, for in You, I walk as a child of the Most High God, equal to all other men. Give me the courage and boldness this takes, in Jesus name, Amen.’