After many years of a buried secret, I vowed I would take this experience to the grave, to forget it and go on! But the aftermath of that abortion, left me broken, hurt, and numb. My heart encounter with Jesus, took me on a journey of forgiveness, hope, and healing and turned my mourning into dancing!
Bad news surrounds us. It comes through our computer and television screens, in doctors’ offices, and through strained relationships. Our difficulties can overwhelm us and cause us to plead with Jesus to return…like today! In the midst of our complicated lives, we need constant reminders that we carry treasured good news for a broken planet. The gospel of Christ gives us perspective to reframe the bad news and remind us of our hope for the future.
The recording below is on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. This is not the actual testimony that Melissa gave on Monday evening. Due to a power outage from the storm, Melissa’s recording had audio issues. We are grateful to be able to share Melissa’s similar message below.
Regardless of background, education, or social status, the issue of forgiveness comes calling at our doorstep. What exactly is forgiveness? What is the truth beneath the pain? How do we actually forgive someone who intentionally wounds us? Forgiveness can be a barrier or it can be a beginning. Forgiveness is a fight… but it is also a path. When you find forgiveness, you find the road to freedom.