Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Being a Man of Love, Faith, and Forgiveness

The heartbreaking story of a Marine Corps jet that crashed and killed the entire family of a Korean immigrant has an incredible message of love, faith, and forgiveness. After losing his wife, two young daughters and mother-in-law, a distraught Dong Yun Yoon asked that we pray for the pilot who ejected and survived.

"Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident. He is one of our treasures for the country," Mr. Yoon said, with amazing strength considering the circumstance, though it was apparent that he was overwhelmed. "I don't him. I don't have any hard feelings. I know he did everything he could."

I am so incredibly moved by this story and heartened by Mr. Yoon's God-like love, faith and power of forgiveness. Let's pray for this young man and help him in anyway that we can.

4 comments:

Dave Wheeler said...

One can indeed learn a great deal from the words and charecter of Mr. Yoon.

Aircraft accident investigation was one of the responsibilities I had while in the Air Force and I know from experience the guilt and anquish pilots feel at times for just ejecting from their aircraft. The fact that this resulted in the loss of lives on the ground only amplifies those feelings immensely I am sure.

Words seem inadequate to convey the sense of respect and admiration I have for this extraordinary person.

judith ellis said...

Thank you, Dave, for your insight; we honor your service. I am incredibly grateful for the abiding love Mr. Yoon has for humanity. His example is a great one indeed. It was just so amazing watching him speak. Being overcome with grief, he spoke such words of love. When he spoke of the pilot it was simply a God-like moment. Immanuel: God with us.

Dave Wheeler said...

To have that kind of strength in that type of momment is indeed tetimony to Mr. Yoon's sense of humanity. A treasure indeed!

judith ellis said...

Without doubt, Dave!