Tolerance Exists: Let’s Be Prayer Warriors for Meriam Ibrahim
We keep seeing her beautiful wedding picture but in reality right now she is chained in prison. It’s hard to grasp such a drastic change in one’s life all because she refuses to denounce her Christian faith. It’s sad the lack of tolerance for religion these days.
Yesterday I was going to the store. As I was pulling into a parking spot a woman, in the car next to the spot, suddenly opens her car door to get out. I quickly stopped so I could give her room to get out before I pulled in completely. She looked up, noticed this, and smiled at me. She was a Muslim woman. Little did she know, with my cross earrings on that day, she was smiling at a Christian. I honestly don’t think she would have reacted any different.
Not all believers are murderers and intolerant. While we may not agree on each other’s beliefs, and even secretly pray for one another, we should continue to show love and compassion.
I pray that the government of Sudan releases Meriam, her new precious baby girl, and her little boy. We have to learn that attempting to force someone to convert, is not true conversion. Forcing someone into any religion, will not get them to truly accept that religion as truth, thus it will not “save” them. Christians can take a lesson on that as well.
I look back on the times when I was not right with God, I didn’t care if He existed and down in the deepest layer of my soul, I hated Him.
My bitterness did not lead me anywhere but in a downward spiral. All of this time, I remember the seeds. A select few people in my life came along and planted seeds in my life. Some people planted and left and some people stayed.These are the seeds we need to be focusing on. Kind of like little “Jesus impressions” on the hearts of people.
God bless Meriam for her courage, bravery, and planting seeds in every single unsaved soul of the world who reads this story. I’m sure she had no idea God would use her in this way, that her life would be threatened, the life of her children at risk, all for the purpose of reaching others. Cold-hearted humans placed her in jail but I feel like her rich and authentic faith has spoken volumes across the world and God is using this experience to plant seeds in the lives of millions.
Let’s keep praying for her and her entire family. Let’s be prayer warriors for Meriam as she is a warrior for Jesus.
Posted on May 30, 2014, in Articles & Answers, Prayers and tagged Christianity, faith, in chains, Jesus, Meriam, Meriam Ibrahim, pray, Prayer, prison cell, Sudan. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.