After the siege of Rome in 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi said to his soldiers, “Men, all our efforts against superior forces have been unavailing. I have nothing to offer you but hunger and thirst and hardship and death. But I call upon you who love your country to join me.”
A massacre in a church in Baghdad and the Oklahoma vote against Shariah law. To the average American, these two events could not possibility be connected in any way, shape or form.
When the voices of the pundits, the talking heads, and the analysts cease…there will be one voice that will never cease. It is the voice of the Creator/Redeemer. He is the one who sets kings in their place and takes them down.
When I escaped from the Middle East more than 40 years ago with only the clothes I was wearing, I had every reason to turn my back on the people who persecuted me. But God changed my heart. And that’s why I want to share a key verse that the Lord used to help me understand why I had to love those who hated me.