Forged in Forgiveness: Erik and Matthew’s Story

This is a remarkable story. Erik Fitzgerald was a youth pastor in Georgia when he awoke one day to the terrible news that his wife and son had been killed in a car accident. The video above is the story of what happened after he met the man driving the other car.

In trying to describe how he sorted through the grief of those days, Erik says this:

“We have a tendency to look at our lives as little 3×5 snapshots. And we tend to get focused on whether our 3×5 is okay or not. We lose sight of the fact that God is doing bigger things. His story is bigger than just ours. He paints on a canvas the size of the universe.”

You really should take time to watch the rest of this above. I promise. You will be glad that you did.

(HT: Today Show)

8 Responses to Forged in Forgiveness: Erik and Matthew’s Story

  1. Chris Ryan February 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Great post here, Denny. Speaking for myself forgiveness is my hardest struggle. My grandfather pastored a church & an associate minister of his was engaged to my grandfather’s younger sister. The minister was a jealous man though unfortunately, and after seeing some man talking to my great-aunt he flew into a jealous rage and killed her. He was soon convicted. My grandfather, though, continued to visit the man each month the whole stretch of time that man served. And many many years later when he was released that man re-joined the church. I asked my father once if he could show the same forgiveness granddad did & he said, “I pray so.” These stories of forgiveness never cease to amaze me.

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