Executed for Being a Christian
September 10, 2012
“I was with my friend
today when two police officers stopped us. They knocked my friend down
and accused him of being a Christian. My friend did not try to defend
himself. Even with a gun pointed directly at him,
his face remained peaceful.
“He looked straight into my eyes and without speaking a word, I knew what he was saying. He wanted me to believe the same thing he did. And then he just said ‘Bless them.’ He was executed right in front of me because he was a Christian. I do not even know what a Christian is. I don’t understand any of this.
After he shared his story, his mother held his head in her hands and simply said, “I understand.” She then began to share with him the truth about Christ her Savior. She taught her son about Jesus’ miraculous birth, and the opportunity for salvation that came through his death on a cross. Though it pained her that she had never dared to tell her son because she worried for his safety, she was thankful that God was giving them a second chance. “As those bullets hit your friend’s heart, God planted a seed of hope in yours.”
Today this young man is active smuggling Bibles into North Korea and planting house churches.
The boy’s mother gave him physical life when he was born into her family, but she passed on the opportunity to help him receive eternal life through being born again. Physical life fades away, but God’s gift of eternal life lasts forever. When we share God’s Word with those we love, God offers them everlasting life. Have you missed an opportunity to share the plan of salvation with those you love? Ask God to give you a second chance as he gave to the mother of this young boy. Don’t wait for tragedy to strike before you take the opportunity.
Source: Extreme Devotion