A question mark follows Lina wherever she goes. She doesn’t know who kidnapped her husband the first time. She doesn’t know who threatened to kill her son.More
Dan waited for months, holed up in a tiny prison cell in Iran. His life settled into a routine; like clockwork, he was beaten every day by the same man. But, despite the pain, God began to work on Dan’s heart.
“The first day that he started to beat me, I felt this tug from God in my heart. With a simple [statement]: ‘Dan, I want to teach you to love your enemies.’”
In the blinding light of the prison cell, his heart uttered a quiet plea for forgiveness, “God, change my heart.”
Over the coming days and weeks, Dan was beaten again and again. But God did something special in his heart, and he began to look at his assailant through the eyes of God.
Finally, Dan broke the ice. During one of their many beating sessions, Dan turned to him and said, “Sir, if I have to see you every day for the rest of my life, let’s become friends.” Read more: bit.ly/31uFJaz … See MoreSee Less
18 hours ago
Wow…our God is amazing
As a matter of interest, in the Aramaic gospel verse corresponding to Mt5v44, Lk6v27-28, this command is a bit different and it is closer to the one found in the Didache a Christian document dated to around 100 AD. Somehow during translation into the Greek language a century or so later, this command was changed… The Aramaic gospel reads:
“Pray about your enemies and love the one who hates you and bless the one who curses you and those who exclude you by force.”
So, it begins by praying for our enemies and that enables us to love those who hate us etc. It starts with prayer.