RevCobb, and everyone else,
You can't imagine what your support and prayers have meant to me. I covet them so much and you are more family to me than my own as I can imagine if I told my own family they would castigate my daughter as they have me and throw her out as they have me, pronounce harsh judgment as they have me and brand her a sinner. That is not grace.
You know, when Jesus died he took this sin with Him on the cross and when he looks at her today, he sees his beloved child and smiles and says, "There's the apple of my eye, isn't she beautiful?" He doesn't see the ugliness of what she did. That is what I need to do and the grace I need to show her. Grace is forgiving the inexcusable. She can't undo what she did. She can't go back and undo it. Forgiveness is the only way. Grace is the only thing to do here. It won't do me or her any good to rehash it or punish her anymore. She has punished herself enough. We can only move past it and press on.
Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers. Please continue to pray for me and my wife and my precious daughter.