Is There Power to Forgive?

God calls us to forgive, but is it always possible? Evangelist Matt Brown answers with a compelling story of how God empowered one woman with the power to forgive.

 

Is There Power to Forgive?

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God calls us to forgive, but is it always possible? Evangelist Matt Brown answers with a compelling story of how God empowered one woman with the power to forgive.


Matt Brown is an evangelist who impacts millions of people around the globe every year through social media and live events.

In this video, he shares a powerful story about forgiveness from the life of Corrie Ten Boom. During the Holocaust, this amazing woman helped hide Jewish people in her family’s home to protect them from the Nazis, despite the risks she knew she was taking. Unfortunately, they were eventually caught and Corrie and her sister ended up in a concentration camp.

As greatly as she suffered at the hands of the Nazi prison guards, the greatest loss was that of her sister, who died of starvation in her prison cell. But through it all, she clung tightly to God and prayed daily to Him not just to end her own suffering but to end the suffering of every war victim.

When the war was over, Corrie began traveling around Europe, sharing her story and about the power of forgiveness. While she expected her stories to have an impact on the people she spoke to, she wasn’t expecting that the biggest impact would happen in her own heart.

After speaking at a church in Germany, a man approached her who she instantly recognized as one of the guards at the concentration camp. He told her how much he had learned about God’s forgiveness and about how profound his sins were, and then he asked her to forgive him.

Not many of us would have responded the way she did in that moment, but we can with God’s help.

Watch the latest episode of The Good Race to find out more about Corrie Ten Boom and the full power of forgiveness.


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