Over a decade ago, my friend Christine lost her baby in a car accident. The other car was being driven by a person under the influence.
The other driver was my friend Robin.
Christine spent 10 years devastated by the accident. Robin spent 10 years in prison.
When Robin was released, they decided to meet. Robin wanted the opportunity to apologize. And in that meeting, these two brave women both realized how much they needed each other.
In a video Christine posted, she says: "Forgiving Robin is the best thing I could have done for myself. It was a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. It was like I was free again. It's what God wants us to do."
Over the past few months, they have become friends, helping each other through difficult times. And they have been freely sharing their story of forgiveness. I am inspired by Christine & Robin.
In life, terrible things can happen. Bitterness can destroy us. But grace can heal us.