It is a beautiful news for Gospel Singer’s friends and the Christian community as Kirk Franklin, 48, reconciles with his enstraged father.
He shared a heartwarming photo of himself and his father on his Instagram page,
The serial Grammy award winner, Kirk Franklin wrote;
“So…..Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live.
I’ve lived my entire life hating this man. He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough….to this very day.
I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own. But what I did wrong, is I never took that fuel, and turn it into forgiveness….and that is wrong. Wrong for him, me, and the God I proclaim to represent.
How can I preach what I don’t practice. So I flew to Houston yesterday to do that. It’s painful, it’s a process, but how disappointed I would be in myself for this man to leave this earth without being forgiven.
He deserves to receive what God gives me everyday. Pray for him, and for me. God this is hard…I weep as I write.”
Rallying in support includes,
ms_vlkj_726: “PRAISE GOD; forgiveness is the key. My Father was my heart, he could do no wrong (although he and my mom divorced and he remarried leaving her with 5 girls, but showed us Love) died in 2015. 3 dads to my children, I had forgiven them before I was able to talk to them before each of them died. The Forgiveness gives me peace of mind to this day, although they are no longer here. There is no hatred or question that plague me like; what could I? Or I would have, could have done or did not do. It is a blessing to be able to see this happen for you. This happened to my daughter and they ended up having 5 wonderful years getting to know and love each other. Thank you for sharing this. You too will now feel PEACE.”
lucindamareel: “Wow. Thank you for sharing this testimony and for being so vulnerable and honest. I’m adopted as well, I’m 31 years old and I’m currently looking for my birth mother… so I can forgive and spread love as well! Thank you for this encouragement today. Praying for all of you through this time! God has a great plan even in this”