Matthew West - Forgiveness: Mother Forgives Drunk Driver Who Killed Her Daughter



  • 2012-07-11T21:45:19

My son Brian killed a 17yr old when he was 20. It was a fight that went bad! That was eighteen yrs ago. He was sentenced to 15yrs to life. We pray daily for the family, for the Lord to heal their hearts. How I wish they could forgive my son. The whole family showed up to his last parole hearing; with even more anger, passing it on to the grandkids. Brian should of gotten a date to go home but the family got to the parole board before hand to make sure he wouldn't. That day my son was given a 7yr denial, after being told on the last hearing to keep up the good work, he'd go home soon. Two yrs. later, the older brother who was apart of this whole sad story said"an eye for an eye Brian". You took my brothers life now we want yours, even if I forgive you! We have also lost loved ones by violence and been wronged by many but have found forgiveness in our hearts. Forgiveness frees your heart & soul from hatred, anger and allows the wound to heal. It filled my heart with joy to hear this story and know there are people like this in the world. Please pray for all the people that have lost loved ones to forgive and heal and for the people in prison, God knows their hearts. Also, pray for the families that have loved ones in prison, no one knows the pain they go through as well.

  • 2012-07-11T18:02:37

If you really want to be truly free; make a choice to forgive anyone who you find it too hard to forgive! You won't ever regret it, I promise! Praise the LORD with your forgiveness! ♥♪♫♥

  • 2012-07-11T14:01:20

Wow! No words, but, Praise the Lord!

  • 2012-07-11T13:24:21

to forgive is indeed divine, but to forget the bitterness is Christ.

  • 2012-07-11T09:51:29

oh my goodness I love this, can't wait for the new album your music is so inspiring. This story is SO inspiring!

  • 2012-07-11T07:10:44

Great song and heart warming story! Its true, we with our limited mindset and struggling hearts would not be able to forgive like this mother did! Not without HIM, not without his endless and eternal love. Thank you Jesus! And thanks for sharing the story and the song with us!

  • 2012-07-11T02:38:31

Thank you, Matthew, for being open to His leading and for following His will! Your testimony has blessed our family and friends!

  • 2012-07-11T01:09:00

Amazing grace!

  • 2012-07-10T22:23:52

This is incredible!

  • 2012-07-10T22:14:35

you must of watched a different video than i did...it was about the mom meeting and forgiving the man, but also about the story that inspiredthe song and how touched the mom is that Matthew West has done this

  • 2012-07-10T21:10:40

I'm convicted beyond words.

  • 2012-07-10T20:18:12

This woman has a heart of gold ..dont know whether I could forgive someone for killing my daughter. And bicsemail ..the bible also says thou shall not judge lest ye be judged. I could ask you the same question if this had happened to you but then again you just answered me with your remark already.

  • 2012-07-10T19:28:17


  • 2012-07-10T19:01:46

how beautiful! lord give us a heart like yours when it isn't easy. Praise te Lord for Matthew's gift as well.

  • 2012-07-10T18:50:59

The focus of the video is a bit off. Should be more about the mom meeting and forgiving the man in jail--more about forgiveness itself--- rather than a fangirl's excitement over meeting a celebrity.

  • 2012-07-10T18:12:28

If Christ is so forgiving why is he coming to do battle and kill millions of people. His forgiveness is for his elect not for the world. The world is going to be punished severely.

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