The Faithbook

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The Power of Forgiveness

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

—Matthew 18:21-22 

Erik is a youth pastor. Matthew is a firefighter/EMT.  They meet together every month to discuss what God is doing in their lives. But Erik wishes he’d met Matthew under different circumstances. You see, a few years ago after a long shift, Matthew fell asleep at the wheel and crashed head-on into a car carrying Erik’s pregnant wife and daughter. His wife and unborn son didn’t survive.

This is a touching story of forgiveness about two, otherwise ordinary people stricken by grief in the blink of an eye. Yet out of disaster God brings healing and restoration like none we could ever do ourselves and a friendship like no other.

 The Faithbook 2013
Video Curtesy of BrokenBlivion on


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