More and more people join the crowd as they push me towards the home of the village headman. I recognize the house ā itās the only one that has a garden with grass growing in it. They throw me to the ground. The village imam speaks to me: āIāve been told youāve insulted our Prophet. You know what happens to anyone who attacks the holy Prophet Mohammed. You can redeem yourself only by conversion or death.ā
āI havenāt done anything! Please! I beg you! Iāve done nothing wrong!ā
The qari with his long, well-combed beard, turns to Musarat and the three women who were there on the day of the falsa harvest....
Colossians 1:9-14. "For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we havenāt stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing ?to Him?, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saintsā inheritance in the light. He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves. We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him."
10āBlessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
People need the Lord It is such an encouragement to hear the testimonies of saints who are taking the only HOPE and LIGHT that mankind has to the darkest corners of the world.