Brothers with different Mothers

March 3, 2011

Do you know the name “Sayed Mossa”?  Well you should, he’s your brother, or at least your brother from a different mother, but you have the same father: God.   Mossa is a Christ Follower from Afghanistan who just recently escaped the death penalty. His crime?  Becoming a Christ Follower.  Sayed, a Red Cross worker, lost his leg in a land mine explosion, and while recovering began a relationship with Jesus.   It was during a baptism service, shown on Afghan television that he was identified as having converted from Islam to Christianity, and he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to death. It was only because of a Twitter campaign that he was released.  But there are millions of Sayeds around the world who live in fear of their lives because of their relationship with Jesus. His story is very similar to the story of the man throwing the starfish back into the ocean, who commented, “made a difference to that one.”
So what do we learn?  First, how blessed we are to have the freedom to worship as we please, but secondly, that we can make a difference in the life of a brother thousands of miles away if we are just willing to make the effort.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.