Joseph Hartropp 04 September 2017 |
A Christian Pakistani teenager was beaten to death by his Muslim classmates on his fourth day at his new school in the Vehari District of Punjab, Pakistan.
Sharoon Masih, 17, was a promising student who had joined MC Model Boys Government High School. Masih was the only Christian in his majority-Muslim form and was reportedly bulled and abused from his first day, his parents told the British Pakistani Christian Association.
Sharoon Masih was a promising student, but soon became a pariah in his new school.BCPA
Sharoon was named a ‘chura’, a derogatory term used for Christians, and was allegedly told by one student: ‘You’re a Christian, don’t dare sit with us if you want to live.’ It’s also said that there were several attempts to convert Sharoon to Islam. Continue reading “Pakistan: Christian boy beaten to death in his classroom”
Do you know why a tree is perfect? Because it does nothing but obey the Lord! It grows just for His glory and according to His Will and produces exactly what He has ordained it to produce. It’s fruitful and flowering, strong and beautiful, fulfilling its mission in life. It never resists, it just yields and bends and bows and nods its head to the Will of God. It just smiles all day and lifts its leafy arms to praise the Lord!
“Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper!” (Psa.1:1-3).
Lord, help us to be like trees, planted strong in Thy Earth and nourished with the water of Thy Word and fertilized with the food of Thy very body. Lord, You are like the Earth in which we grow and on which we stand and depend and without Whom we could not exist. Help us to be strong and true like trees growing for Thy glory, fruitful and helpful, obedient and performing the mission for which You’ve ordained us, to grow and bear fruit for Thy glory and to be a blessing to others. Praise you Jesus!