Freedom through Forgiveness
One night, the holy man’s angel appeared to him and told him how to be free from the chains.
“There is only one way,” the angel said. “You have to forgive your wife. Do not think of her as the woman who deceived you, but as a woman who loved you sincerely and was searching for love. Forgiveness is the only way to healing and deliverance.”
“No one can undo the sin she committed,” said the holy man. “She is a sinner.”
“You are right,” said the angel; “she sinned. You were wounded and now you are trapped in chains. But forgiveness can change all of this.”
Finally, the holy man asked the angel how he could forgive from his heart.
The angel took the holy man to a room that looked like a theater. As he sat down, a film called “This Was Your Life” started running on the screen.
The holy man soon understood that the film was about his own life. There was the house he was born in and his childhood playmates. His whole life played before him, including his deepest, darkest secrets.
“Stop!” he screamed, “I don’t want to see this.”
“You must watch it,” said the angel.
At last, he saw a place full of flames. “That is hell,” the angel said. “You belong there.”
The holy man started crying. “I don’t want to go there! I don’t want to go there!”
The angel explained to him that forgiveness was the only way to be saved. The holy man asked God for forgiveness and started believing in Jesus Christ as Lord.
After seeing his change of heart, the angel said, “God forgave your sins; now go and forgive your wife. Never forget your own need for forgiveness.”
The holy man went to his wife, hugged her and explained all that had happened. They forgave each other and started a new chapter in their life.
Through forgiveness, the holy man received love, happiness, health and deliverance and he and his wife lived happily ever after.