The parents of murdered journalist James Foley expressed pride in their son and faith in the Lord’s will in a statement to reporters two days after his beheading by an IS terrorist. John and Diane Foley expressed thanks for the prayers and support they have received from across the globe.
Foley had previously been kidnapped in Libya in 2011, and held for 44 days. After his release he said: “If nothing else, prayer was the glue that enabled my freedom, an inner freedom first and later the miracle of being released during a war in which the regime had no real incentive to free us. It didn’t make sense, but faith did.”
Foley, 40, was covering the Syrian civil war when he was kidnapped nearly two years ago. In the execution video, he is being held captive by a member of IS, a terrorist group that controls much of northern Iraq and Syria. The Foleys expressed comfort in knowing that their son is no longer a prisoner. “We know Jimmy’s free,” John told reporters. “He’s finally free. And we know he’s in God’s hands… and we know he’s in heaven.”
Source: Christian Today; Fox News
BIBLE STUDY: Isaiah 54:14-17
PRAISE: God that faith triumphs over evil. Pray for the defeat of IS and that the coward who killed Foley will have no rest until he repents before Christ.