Rwandan Forgiveness

Bret Martin —  September 7, 2011 — Leave a comment

Everyone loves a good story of reconciliation… especially when the situation is so out of control that any hope of forgiveness and restored relationship between the two parties is out of the question.

The 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda starring Don Cheadle chronicled the horrific events of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and one man’s attempt to save as many of his countrymen as he could. Tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi people of Rwanda had boiled to the point of break. In the course of 100 days an estimated 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered by the Hutus. Sick… sad… desperate… broken.

How in the world could there ever be any hope of future reconciliation between these two peoples?

The following video is an amazing story of reconciliation that shows the power of the gospel, the character of God in his people, and the peace that Jesus brings.

True forgiveness and restoration is modeled after the forgiveness that God is so eager to bring his creation.

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Bret has been on EBC faculty since 2005 and has over 10 years of pastoral and ministry experience. He enjoys speaking to groups and has a passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ. Bret is currently a pastor/planter at The 101 Church in Ventura County. Outside interests include people, music, history, surf, coffee, & food.