If The Nat Cave were turned into a TV show, it would air on National Geographic. This reality show would feature me travelling around the world, interviewing locals about their lives. I’d try document on film the stories of the less fortunate, the abused, and the neglected. My goal is to help people to learn to walk out of darkness into the light of truth.
I suppose forgiveness would be a theme on the show. All of us have hurts. I had to learn to forgive my husband for the hurts caused by his bipolar disorder and for abandoning me when he completed suicide. Others need to forgive fathers who were never present, or friends who betrayed them. Bitterness can run deep and carries with it all types of negative health risks. On the other hand, researchers have learned that individuals who had forgiven a specific offender had lower levels of blood pressure, heart rate, and rate pressure product (Lawler, et al., 2003). This show would document stories of people who have experienced the freedom of forgiveness.
I’d show the beauty of creation in contrast to the horrific capacity of men to do evil in places such as Rwanda. I’d air several episodes on the genocide in Rwanda and how the people are finding healing from PTSD, and I’d want to tell the world their stories of reconciliation and forgiveness.
A television show of my life would not be complete unless it shared my story of ultimate healing and forgiveness which came from Jesus Christ. Through Christ I have found forgiveness of my sins, past, present, and future and healing in my soul. I have experienced reconciliation with the God of the universe. My life verse is Galatians 2:20 which states that “I am crucified with Christ so that I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” I would hope that others see me learning to die to my own desires and to live for Christ’s plans for my life. It is in this that I find true freedom and peace.
This post was written as part of NHBM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J
Lawler, K., Younger, J. Piferi, R., Billington, E., Jobe, R., Edmonson, K., & Jones,W. (2003). A Change of Heart: Cardiovascular Correlates of Forgiveness in Response to Interpersonal Conflict. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26.