Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Muslim attacks against Mary Khoury
Mary Khoury and her family were attacked for their faith in 1991 during the Lebanese civil war, which lasted from 1975 to 1992. A group of fanatical Muslims attacked Mary's village, and the leader of the group was waving his gun carelessly and said with hatred toward Mary and her family, "If you do not become a Muslim, you will be shot."
We should remember that Jesus was given a similar choice: Deny his claims of being the Messiah, or be crucified, and He chose the latter. Courageous Mary said "I was baptized as a Christian, and His word came to me: 'Don't deny your faith'. I will obey Him, so go ahead and shoot." The Muslim did just what she told him to.
The Red Cross came by two days later and found Mary to be alive, the only one to survive in her family. Her spinal cord had been cut by the bullet, so she couldn't move her arms. Even though she was handicapped, Mary knew God had a plan for her life. Though she couldn't do any physical work or marry, she became a prayer warrior. She offered her life for Muslims like the ones who cut her father's throat and stabbed her mother. "My life will become a prayer for them."
These types of prayers shatter the governments of those who persecute Christians. It brings people face-to-face with the Son of God. We will always remember your fight for the cause of Christ, Mary.