I recently read an interesting book called Bound to A Promise by Bonnie Floyd. It’s a true story that reads like fiction. Bonnie’s parents were killed as they traveled the world on their boat. Bonnie goes on to forgive one of the men who had a hand in murdering her parents.
Through a meeting only God could ordain, Bonnie is able to speak with and be in physical contact with one of the men who bound and gagged her parents. The following is the most powerful part of her experience for me:
“I didn’t go there to forgive him; I went only to tell him about Jesus. Forgiving him happened as a result of my obedience to God..”
For me that is often how forgiveness happens. When you least expect it. The air being let out of a balloon. The silent, gushing relief.
It’s my belief that I must daily intend to be obedient to God. That way, all will be in place when I decide to forgive with every fiber of my being.
Many thanks to B and B Media Group for providing this book for my review. I received no compensation for this and was free to communicate what I felt was true. I was not required to give a favorable review.