by Pastor Ken
Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:11
During the Korean War, a young Communist officer was ordered to kill a Christian civilian. He knew the prisoner was in charge of an orphanage and took care of many small children. Mercilessly, he killed the 19-year old son of the prisoner, in front of him.
Later, when the tide of events changed, this same officer was standing to be executed because he was captured, tried, and ordered to death for war crimes. The Christian father pleaded for the life of the Communist officer who had killed his son. He requested to be given custody of the young officer because he wanted to teach him about the Savior.
That father took the murder of his son home. His overflowing love from God changed the Communist Officer’s heart, so he became a Christian pastor. What great love!
With God’s love, all things are possible!
Father, help me to love everyone with Christ-like love as the father in this story did. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.