Brandt Jean (brother of killed suspect) forgave Amber Guyger (killer) in court case held in 10/2019.
In Romans 12:2 (NIV), it says, “Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, and pleasing and perfect will.” Additionally, in Matthew 6:15 (NIV), it says, “But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
In this case, this is a prime example of how good it is to forgive someone that may have broken you and your family’s heart. ‘Growth in God’ is being shown here. Yeah… he could’ve shown anger towards the killer, as normal worldly people would have done, but the brother forgave her that sparked up weird reactions from everyone. The media didn’t know how to respond either.
My take from it all: Besides holding in and having anger towards someone for whatever reason, we need to start learning how to forgive one another since it would be something Jesus would do. Challenge: Name 1 thing God or Jesus has done wrong. The answer: NOTHING.
As I gaze back at the picture, yes, I see both of them in pain, and besides his brother being a pastor or minister, he did something that God would’ve done: forgave His brothers and sisters in response; even the judge chose to give her bible away to the killer as an offering. Again, we all know that no one is perfect, but to always continue to walk and live in anger is damaging to both our health and our spirits. In the end, ultimately, it pains God in the end.
All we can do is pray and stay strong for one another… as well as ourselves. We see crimes and tragedies happening every day and every once in a while, but that does not mean that we should keep in the anger. Forgiveness can go a long way in your life.
Sometimes, we may hurt, but the pain is a temporary feeling that can be wiped away with God.
Stay strong, my brothers and sisters, in Christ. All we have to do is support and love one another. 🙂