Matthew M.

Matthew M.

from NJ
Story #658
One bad decision changed his life forever.

From physically incarcerated to spiritually liberated, this is the Matthew Maher story. After excelling in school and sports, Matthew found himself as a professional athlete living a life most only dream of.

But all that changed one fateful night when he had too much to drink. Matthew’s decision led to the loss of a man who was a husband and father. He was incarcerated for 55 months in state prison but received an uncommon miracle, forgiveness from the victim’s son.

After being the cause of such tragedy, Matthew learned a powerful truth and received a tremendous gift, the gift of forgiveness. Matthew says, “Forgiveness is cutting the ties of bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness in our own lives. When we forgive someone, you’re setting yourself free from the root of bitterness.”

Is there someone you need to forgive but can’t seem to let go?

Matthew's story is a strong reminder that Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price and tells us through His Word, the Holy Bible, that all who seek Him will find eternal forgiveness through faith in Him.
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