THE WITNESS OF FORGIVESS
Please read this.
If Christianity is not forgiveness then it is nothing. A man, his wife, and his son Hosea moved to Libya over one year ago. He was teaching chemistry and prayed God would use him to share Christ with the lost people of Libya whom Ronnie loved. He was shot and killed while jogging this week. But as you can read from the article his wonderful wife Anita expressed love and forgiveness to his killers and made it clear that they could find divine forgiveness through Jesus. What a testimony! What a witness!
I admit I was moved to tears as I read the Christ exalting spirit through this widow’s heart and lips. This, my friends, is Christianity. While the fallen kingdom of men argue over the politics of terrorism and just recently another tragedy in Benghazi, this young widow lifted up Jesus for all the world to see. How Christ is glorified when someone who has been the victim of such a tragedy steps forward even within two weeks after her husband went to be with Christ God strengthens her with a grace that allows her to forgive and desire redemption for his killers. Is this not the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ?
This, my dear friends, is a glimpse into what Christianity should believe and exhibit in heart, lips, and life. It is a most difficult path but then again our master told us it would be difficult. The church has laid out such a self serving path that presents a yellow brick road of humanism and earthly pleasures, but here this one widow demolishes all the fake religion by her selfless expression of love and forgiveness for these killers. Oh my. I am convicted.
Let us allow the Spirit to take her witness and impress it upon our hearts and lives.
This is Jesus.
Ronnie edited a book entitled “The History of Redemption” and all the proceeds of that book will go to help Anita and Hosea. May God continue to use her for His glory. Here is where you can purchase that book.