This is amazing. How beautiful is this?
In this world, one of the only things that have the power to shock is forgiveness. And I think in a very real way, forgiveness is an expression of love.
But this story of love and forgiveness is a welcome change to what we normally read and hear every day.
A woman who, along with three friends, was sprayed at with acid while on holiday in Marseille, has posted a message of forgiveness on Facebook for her attacker.
Courtney Siverling was targeted by “psychologically disturbed” attacker in Marseille’s main railway station yesterday in an attack which left two of her friends with facial burns.
Although she was uninjured, she was treated for shock.
The young woman wrote on Facebook: “Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to see if I’m ok and/or has been praying for us. I did not receive any injuries from the attack in Marseille this morning and we are all safe. The French police and the U.S. Consulate have been wonderful and we are so thankful for that.
“I pray that the attacker would be healed from her mental illness in the name of Jesus and receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him.
“‘This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.’ Psalm 91:2”.
Michelle Krug, who was also targeted in the attack, asked for her Facebook friends to pray for the attacker.