The Smell of Forgiveness 

(originally posted 8/24/11)

Jesus dropped a bomb on Peter one day.  Hit this link and either read or you can listen!

http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Matthew+18%3A21-22

What does that kind of forgiveness sound like?  What color is it?  What does it smell like?  If you saw it–would you recognize it?

I hope you’ll enjoy this link and this very famous singer.  Most of us know him from his 2007 song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  He is one of my favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqF5AvERMNg&feature=autoplay&list=PLA1D10687CF5936BB&index=5&playnext=5

Just a little “behind the scenes” about this presentation.

It was at the 1996 Hoku Awards.  Israel and his band had struggled in their personal relationships because of…well…because they were human.  The original band had broken up and Iz moved forward without them.  But imagine, Hawaii really is a small place, especially if you are all world class muscians.  How do you avoid your brothers?  Miss Thanksgiving meals?  Avoid birthday parties?  How do you live in harmony with the Father or yourself when there is such venom between you and your brothers/sisters?

The singers who come out during the song–are the original band members.

As you watch to the end–you will see what I think forgiveness looks like, sounds like, and feels like.  You’ll notice so many standing in the audience; this was for honor to men who struggle to love and forgive–fighting through and doing it anyway.

Love ya–forgive early.

Phil

Israel  “IZ”  Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole

Israel_Kamakawiwoʻole

May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997

Related Posts

Leave a Comment