Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Forgiving in an unforgiving world

Dong Yun Yoon lost everything on that fateful day when a plane crashed into his home. The tragedy took away the life of his 2 daughters, wife and her mother. Yet in the pain and anguish of such conditions, he still finds the love of Christ relevant.

"Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident," and "I don't blame him. I don't have any hard feelings. I know he did everything he could," said Yoon regarding the pilot that survived the accident. It doesn't take courage to say such words, but rather, I believe, it takes a man who has experienced the love of God through his Son Jesus Christ to be able to extend love even in such hurtful moments.

Is Yoon grieving over the lost of his family? Definitely. Yet the love of God is real in his life. I pray in our world where chaos and confusion clouds our vision of God's sovereignity, we will still be reminded of Christ's love as Yoon has faithfully reminded us.

As Christmas approaches, I pray for the joy of the Lord to be Yoon's strength, and may he be reminded that though his world is falling apart, yet Christ is still Emmanuel; "God with us".

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