“It is mine to avenge; I will repay.”
Recently I had a coffee with a friend of mine. This person had been dreadfully abused as a child and it was a difficult road to freedom for my friend. Many counselling sessions had occurred to help relieve the person’s tormented mind.
Then this individual heard the Gospel and God opened their heart to respond to Jesus’ invitation to come to Him and receive rest. As the months passed after the initial encounter with the Lord the person grew in understanding about forgiveness. At first, the victim was highly offended that the criminal might be able to receive forgiveness from God.
Then, a year or so later it occurred to the victim that sending a Bible to the perpetrator in jail would be a good idea. In spite of the terrible nature of the crimes committed, the victim now desired the man to discover God’s forgiveness.