There are times in everyone’s life that it’s helpful to know if an offender is truly repentant. To know the true state of another’s heart. Is there godly sorrow and true repentance or worldly sorrow and temporary change?
Few Supreme Court rulings have been as consequential as Roe vs. Wade, but until her death in 2017, not many know the true story of the pseudonym-cloaked plaintiff ‘Jane Roe’.
For some reason, I distinctly remember the morning I read about it in January of 1973; my sweetheart and I were to be married later that year. Oddly enough, this story and my life are forever intertwined, for 18 years later after battling infertility partly due to an abortion, we miraculously gave birth to our firstborn son on the 18th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
Emotions were taut in postwar Germany.
Corrie ten Boom met with many who suffered from severe guilt. For instance, in a railway station she gave her suitcase to a boy to carry, and a man came up to her and whispered, “We Germans are all thieves; don’t trust that boy.” Before she reached her train, five different Germans had warned her.
God seemed to be confirming that He wanted her to carry His message of forgiveness into this wounded country.
It has been years since my sister told me about finding a special love letter CD she gave a friend who was dying of cancer. She told me of the peace and power that listening brought to our friend and even to the others present in the hospital room that day.
It seems that in times of greatest difficulty, lying in bed all alone, isolated, or searching, that hearts are more open and receptive to receiving words of truth. Just the act of reaching out is enormously meaningful and can open closed doors.
I have thought and prayed about sharing this powerful Victor Marx video on Deep Roots At Home. I believe it helps us know better how to pray for the hurting youth of today and affirms in a mighty way that Jesus Christ is the only way to true healing, forgiveness, and restoration even in those with the most difficult of pasts.
Tender hearts might feel uncomfortable with the first 2 minutes. You be the judge….