Mavis regards the cross as the source of forgiveness and healing, not only for humanity, but for all of God’s creation. “Because when Jesus died on that cross, that wooden cross, his blood ran down and touched the ground. So that blood wants to heal man and land as well,” she explains.
Mavis has experienced first hand the power of forgiveness in her own life and family, and has seen this healing reflected in the land around her. She recalls how she was deeply impacted when a sister in her community shared a vision of forgiveness and healing in this nation. Mavis felt God urging her to begin to realise this vision at home, by practising forgiveness. Not only did Mavis experience a weight lifted from her heart, this healing was also evident in her garden.
As we seek to move towards healing the wound in the spirit of our nation, Mavis’ words hold an important truth - "instead of talking about unity and forgiveness, we have to come together, that’s what the Lord is looking for.”