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Thursday, June 20, 2013

more love to you

a story I read today from a daily devotional by voice of the martyrs...

The young, brown eyed girl looked up at her mother. What would her mom decide? Earlier that morning, the young girl's mother, their pastor, and twenty-six others in her North Korean village of GokSan were bound and taken before a screaming crowd of Communists.

One of the guards ordered Pastor Kim and the other Christians, "Deny Christ, or you will die." The words chilled her. How could they ask her to deny Jesus? She knew in her heart he was real. She knew what he had done for her. They all quietly refused.

Then the Communist guard shouted directly at the adult Christians, "Deny Christ, or we will hang your children." The young girl looked up at her mother. She gripped her hand knowing how much her mother loved her. Her mother then leaned down. With confidence and peace her mother whispered, "Today, my love, I will see you in heaven."

All of the children were hanged.

The remaining believers were then brought out onto the pavement and forced to lie down in front of a large steamroller. The Communists gave them one last chance. "Deny Christy, or you will be crushed." The Christians had already given their children; there was no turning back.

As the driver started the heavy piece of equipment, the singing from the villagers started softly. "More love, oh Christ, to you, more love to you."

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

He has given us so much. Isn't the least I can do is love Him?

4 comments:

  1. This broke my heart, but filled it with joy and love for Christ at the same time.

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  2. Oh my gosh...is this real? I'm crying, gosh, how incredibly amazing and never-giving-up are followers of Christ?!
    Wow, I'm speechless, I can't say anything more...but,
    thanks for sharing Kendra, you're such an encouragement!
    xo

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    1. It's real, and I cried when I first read it too.

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