Five determined men in a ‘strange’ primitive land. A land where killing of strangers was not an option because, they feared the unknown. They were killed even before they started their course of the Gospel. They died laying down their lives for Christ. But amazingly, their spouses with love for God in their hearts, forgave these people and finished the course their husbands started. The best part is…these women led the land where their husbands were killed to Christ fulfilling “Lord forgive them for they do not know what they do.” Wow!
These men led the land to Christ through their deaths!
The story of Jim Elliot a one-time famous missionary and his friends caught my attention. First they LOVED God and His work. They labored in love and got their families involved in God’s work. When they went to the land with the purpose of the Gospel, they were faced with opposition knowing beforehand that the land do not allow strangers, but still continued. Their love was so strong that they gave up their lives for it! I don’t know how many of us can lay down our lives as Christ did…wait a minute, can anyone love Christ as He loves us? And he wants us to show that same love to other people (other people including bad, proud, mean and wicked people) no wonder Christ was the greatest person that ever lived- he loved EVERYONE not using their bad deeds as a criteria not to love them; even till he died! That height of love is way high and I really want to reach there! Can you imagine forgiving someone who killed your dearest loved one? Oh! That’s pretty difficult and hard you’ll say. But remember “HE WHO DOES NOT LOVE, THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM”
So I ask you: how much of the father’s love is in you and how far can you go because you love God?
TO BE CONTINUED…