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Wesley Impact! TV: Forgiving through Pain

In today’s episode of Wesley Impact! TV, Rev Keith Garner unpacks the fascinating account of an interaction between Jesus and a Canaanite woman in Matthew 15, ultimately showing the open welcome that Jesus extends to each of us.

We’re also taken back to 2009, and even further back, by the inspirational missionary and widow Gladys Staines, whose husband and sons were martyred in India in 1999. Gladys shares the incredible power of forgiveness, of loss, and of trust in God even in the hardest times, in an amazing interview with the Rev Keith Garner.

Finally, Craig Gower and Deb Ezzy-Walton combine in the studio to bring us the song ‘Always Good’.

Interview: Gladys Staines 

Gladys Staines has been called the most famous Christian in India after Mother Theresa. In 1999, after years of compassionate missionary work, her husband and sons were killed in a planned attack on a gathering of Christians.

On today’s episode of Wesley Impact! TV, hear Gladys’ incredible account of that night, the conversations she shared with her daughter, and how she came to a point of healing and even forgiveness.

As she and Rev Keith Garner discuss, forgiveness is not only something that God does for us, but also a powerful tool for healing and release from the sorrows of this world.

Guest performance: Craig Gower and Deb Ezzy-Walton – Always Good

Hear the familiar combination of Craig Gower and Deb Ezzy-Walton to perform the song ‘Always Good’.

Keith's message: Welcome to All

The events of Matthew 15 would have been scandalous to a Jewish audience. Even though it reads strangely to us, as Rev Keith Garner explains, Jesus’ interaction with a Canaanite woman are central to the heart of the Gospel message.

As Rev Garner shows, Jesus’ extending hand of welcome to every person is not only radical, but it changes how each of us should live, too.