More than a year after the radical Boko Haram militants attacked his village in Nigeria, killing 23 Christians – with one of the militants leaving him for dead after slashing his face with a machete – 13-yearold Danjuma Shakura has become the embodiment of the Christian virtue of forgiveness. The attack cut out his right eye and left an ugly scar on his face.
But despite the cruelty of the attackers, Danjuma told the Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) organisation that he has forgiven them, adding that they must have acted the way they did because they had never known the love of Jesus. Danjuma said he is not blaming God for the pain he suffered. In fact, he said his faith in God has grown even stronger. “God continues to guide and protect me,” he told VOM. He recalled the tragedy that befell his village on Jan.
28, 2015 when more than 1,000 Muslim militants belonging to the Boko Haram movement burned their houses and killed Christians.
Source: Mission Network News
Bible Study: Matthew 5:43-48
PRAISE God that His love overcomes sins.
PRAY that Danjuma may be a witness to Boko Haram.