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In December 1974, ten-year-old Christopher Carrier was abducted by one of his father’s ex-employees, David McAllister. McAllister stabbed young Christopher with an ice pick, shot him in the head, and left him in swampland in Florida. Incredibly, Christopher survived, but was blinded in one eye. For years, he struggled with fear and anger over the attack. The police just couldn’t make the case stick against McAllister. But as a teen, Christopher found spiritual healing in his church. He went into youth ministry, and became a very effective counselor to teens. But deep in his heart, Christopher wondered what he would do if he ever met McAllister again. In 1996, police finally coaxed a confession out of Christopher’s attacker. They also offered Christopher a chance to meet with McAllister. Over the next few weeks, Christopher forgave his attacker, and led him to Christ. The next day, David McAllister died. Can God forgive like that? The shocking but good news is that He can.

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