“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb 13:8)
A sister told me a very sad story. She comes from a polygamous home. All she knew during her childhood was strife and occult spiritual war. She was 21 when armed robbers came to her parents’ house. She was alone in her room. She was raped at gun point. Her parents where in the next room but could do nothing to help her. None died during that attack.
More than 10 years have passed since then. She is now married to a good Christian who loves her and they have two beautiful children. She goes to church. She believes she is born again. But her childhood pain and especially the rape incident have left deep scars in her soul. I was surprised when she told me ‘Malia, I am not a special person’. She is very beautiful but she feels ugly. She is a graduate but she feels foolish. She told me that she made up her mind not to weep anymore. The last time she cried was more than a year ago. She is full of fears, that armed robbers may come and harm her family, especially children. She acknowledges that her husband is a good and generous man but she is not really happy in her marriage. For the past few years she could not convince herself to go and visit her parents. She says that she has not forgiven them for not helping her at the point of her deepest need. She knows that there was nothing they could do with criminals carrying guns, but still she holds them responsible for her shame.
She is now a very busy successful woman. Looking at her, nobody will believe she carries such pain. But face to face with me she opened up and she shared her pain. She struggled to remain calm but thank God for the Holy Spirit who set her free to weep. “There is a time to weep…” This time, there were not tears of bitterness or anger, but tears of relief that a burden can be shared with someone stronger than her who will not judge her past. She kept this secret hidden in her heart for too long. Her husband knew about it but she was afraid to tell anyone else.
Today we had a Holy Communion service. She was in my heart when I took the bread and the wine. May the Blood of Jesus heal the broken heart of this dear sister! May the Blood of Jesus create a bridge of forgiveness and reconciliation between parents and their daughter! May God grant salvation to her parents! May God bring peace in her marriage! May God’s destiny for her be fulfilled! May she become a woman of God who can minister comfort and encouragement to other souls in need!
I use her as a point of contact to speak life, healing, peace and joy to other rape victims who read this letter! God loves you! No man can save you! No man can help you at the point of your greatest need! That is the truth! Only Jesus can help! He came to die for you that you may be free from the condemnation of sin! Jesus Christ, the High Priest, intercedes for you right now in heaven! There is no new Jesus! There is no new Gospel! Jesus Christ is the same forever! In these changing times, during different seasons of life, when people come and people go, let this be your strength and comfort: Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever! Believe in God! Come to the Cross! The Blood of Jesus has power to save and to heal! God bless you all!
“Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?”
Lastly, please pray for me that I continue to find favor with the many people who come to my office in their time of need! I need your prayers! Thank you!
In Christ I declare:
I am washed in the Blood of the Lamb!
I am fully trusting God’s grace this hour!
My Savior Jesus Christ is the same forever!
Jesus has saved my soul and has healed my body!
Jesus Christ intercedes for me right now!
My God is faithful!
All glory to the Lamb upon the throne!
In Jesus name