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Fatima’s Love Letter

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2009 by julietsm

 

 

 

 

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1295_270” May the Lord Jesus guide you, Oh Muslims
And enlighten your hearts that you might love others
The forum does not revile the Master of the prophets
It is for the display of truth, and for you it was revealed
This is the truth which you do not know
What we profess are the words of the Master of the prophets
We do not worship the cross, and we are not possessed
We worship the Lord Jesus, the Light of the worlds

We left Mohammed, and we do not follow in his path
We followed Jesus Christ, the Clear Truth
Truly, we love our homeland, and we are not traitors
We take pride that we are Saudi citizens
How could we betray our homeland, our dear people?
How could we, when for death – for Saudi Arabia – we stand ready?
The homeland of my grandfathers, their glories, and odes – for it I am writing
And we say, “We are proud, proud, proud to be Saudis”
We chose our way, the way of the rightly guided
And every man is free to choose any religion
Be content to leave us to ourselves to be believers in Jesus
Let us live in grace before our time comes
There are tears on my cheek, and Oh! the heart is sad
To those who become Christians, how you are so cruel!
And the Messiah says, “Blessed are the Persecuted”
And we for the sake of Christ all things bear
What is it to you that we are infidels?
You do not enter our graves, as if with us buried
Enough – your swords do not concern me, not evil nor disgrace
Your threats do not trouble me, and we are not afraid
And by God, I am unto death a Christian – Verily
I cry for what passed by, of a sad life

I was far from the Lord Jesus for many years
Oh History record! and bear witness, Oh Witnesses!
We are Christians – in the path of Christ we tread
Take from me this word, and note it well
You see, Jesus is my Lord, and He is the Best of protectors
I advise you to pity yourself, to clap your hands in mourning
See your look of ugly hatred
Man is brother to man, Oh learned ones
Where is the humanity, the love, and where are you?
As to my last words, I pray to the Lord of the worlds
Jesus the Messiah, the Light of Clear Guidance
That He change notions, and set the scales of justice aright –

And that He spread love among you, Oh Muslims.”

                                                                                            

 

 

Very beautiful letter, isn’t it?  I think if you understand the conditions under which this letter was written it may have more meaning for you.

Fatima was a 26 year old former Muslim girl who gave everything for her newfound Saviour.  In fact, she gave her very life.  When she told her family, I can only imagine with horror the events that led up to her brother cutting out her tongue.  She was then locked in her room where she wrote these last words on her laptop.  When they came to get her, it was to take her to her death, where she was burned alive.  Burned alive because she loved the Lord Jesus Christ.  The one that so many of you like to call “a fairy tale”. 

Last time I checked, nobody gave their lives for the Three Little Pigs.  Or Sleeping Beauty.  Although that is how I like to think of Fatima now, like  sleeping beauty.  However, I am romanticising there, because she is not asleep.  She is now with the Saviour, glorified and perfected for all eternity.

For all of you out there who like to leave your nasty little remarks and call us names and do all the dreadful little things you like to do, I present to you Fatima Al-Mutairi.  A martyr for the Christian Faith.    A young lady who was not afraid to give her very life for The Lord Jesus Christ.

As Jesus hung on the cross, he said “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.”   

As Fatima awaited her death, she wrote a love letter to the very ones who were to kill her.

Do we believe in some “Sky Wizard”?

I believe that Fatima could answer that for you, but she is otherwise occupied right now.

julietsm

Choose Love

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2009 by julietsm

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Why would anyone choose to live without love?  I know that I wouldn’t.  The people that I call friends wouldn’t.  Yet there are people who prefer to live a life that is filled with hatred.

Many are the ways in which God is seeking to make Himself known to us and bring us unto communion with Him.  Nature speaks to our senses without ceasing.  The open heart will be impressed with the love and glory of God as revealed through the works of His hands.  The listening ear can hear and understand the communications of God through the things of nature.  The green fields, the lofty trees, the buds and flowers, the passing clouds, the falling rain, the babbling brooks, the glories of the heavens speak to our hearts, and invite us to become acquainted with Him who Made them all.

Our Saviour bound up His precious lessons with the things of nature.  The trees, the birds, the flowers of the valley, the hills, the lakes, and the beautiful heavens, as well as the incidents and surroundings of daily life were all linked with the words of truth, that His lessons might thus be often recalled to mind, even amid the busy cares of man’s life of work.  God wants His children to appreciate His works and delight in the simple, quiet beauty with which He has adorned our earthly home.  He is a lover of of that which is beautiful, and above all that is outwardly attractive he loves beauty of character; He wants us to cultivate purity and simplicity, the quiet graces of the flowers.  If we would only listen, God’s created works will teach us precious lessons of obedience and trust.  From the stars that in their courses through space follow from age to age their appointed paths, down to the minutest atom, the things of nature obey the Creator’s will.  And God cares for everything and sustains everything that He has created.  He who upholds the unnumbered worlds throughout the immensity of the universe, at the same time cares for the wants of the little brown sparrow that sings its humble song without fear.  When men go forth to their daily labours, as when they engage in prayer when they lie down at night and when they rise in the morning; when the rich man feasts in his palace, or when the poor man gathers his children about the scant offerings of the table, each is tenderly watched by the heavenly Father.  No tears are shed that God does not notice.  It says in the Psalms that He has all of them in a jar!  There is no smile that He does not take notice of.

If we would just truly believe this, all undue anxieties would be dismissed.  Our lives wuld not be so filled with disappointment as now; for everything, whether great or small would be left in the hands of God, who is not perplexed by the multiplicity of cares or overwhelmed by their weight.  We should then enjoy a rest of soul to which many have long been strangers.  As your senses delight in the lovliness of the earth, think of the world that is to come that shall never know the blight of sin and death; where the face of nature will no more wear the shadow of the curse.  Let your imaginations picture the home of the saved, and remember that it will be more glorious than your brightest imagination can portray..  In the varied gifts of God in nature we see but the faintest gleaming of His glory.  It is written “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him”.

The poet has many things to say about nature, but it is the Christian who enjoys the beauty of the earth with the highest appreciation, because we regonise our Father’s handiwork and perceive His love in flowers and shrubs and trees.  No one can fully appreciate the significance of mountains and valleys, rivers and oceans, but we see them as an expression of God’s love for man.  We know that all of what we see in no ‘accident’.

God speaks to us through His providential workings and through the influence of His Spirit  upon our hearts.  In our circumstances and surroundings, in the changes daily taking place around us, we may find precious lessons if our hearts are but open to discern them.  The psalmist, taking in the fullness of the bounty with which we have  been provided says, “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”  “Whomever is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord”.

Yes, for me, the only thing which makes life worthwhile is the knowledge that we are loved with a perfect love.  A love that gave everything to secure our eternal glory.  Yes, I must live in God’s love.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Line in the Sand

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2009 by julietsm
The enemy is alive and well and wants to make our lives miserable.

The enemy is alive and well and wants to make our lives miserable.

I had every intention for my first entry into my Weblog to be something fun and interesting.  This may be of interest to you, and most particularly if you are  Christian, but then again there is an ancient Chinese curse:  “May you live in interesting times”.  I would say these are pretty interesting times.
To truly understand why I am so troubled, you have to understand a few things, so bear with me as I take you back to a year ago.
After several personal problems, the icing on the cake was a motorscooter accident which left me in pretty bad shape, and I was looking at a recovery period of several months.  The irony is that I had just recovered from another accident not too long before, a very serious accident wherein I was thrown from the car when the door popped open, and I was run over by an oncoming vehicle.  That recovery period was rather lengthy, and left me permanently disabled.  At any rate, having another accident was a bit much.  However, being a Christian, I figured that I was very blessed to be alive and still walking in view of the severity of the injuries I had sustained.
As I sat at home day after day, I began to watch videos at Youtube, reliving a happier time full of parties and nightclubs and, unfortunately, sin.  I felt a bit guilty watching videos, but for some reason I felt there was a reason for me to be on Youtube.  I soon found my answer when it came to my attention that there is a huge all-out war raging there between those who believe in God and more specifically, Christians, and atheists and satanists and pagans of every stripe.  The first thing that amazed me was the language used against the Christians, words like “fucktard” and the like.  I mean, every comment was pretty much like the one that preceded it: “you are a moron for believing in fairy tales”,  and “how can you claim to love  God when he doesn’t exist”.  The thing that struck me was that these people did not merely just “not believe” like they claimed to.  Oh they beleived all right, they just hated us and despised us and loathed us for loving Christ.  Sure, sure, they denied it: “how can I hate something I know doesn’t exist.  Fucktard”.  For people who claimed not to believe, they sure were hostile towards us, and when I say hostile it is a huge understatement.
For months I have been a part of the Christian community at Youtube, trying to share the gospel and being  met with hatred and hostility wherever I go.  I had some atheist friends who didn’t understand my vehemence about the Lord, nor did they understand why I would put myself in a position to be laughed at or maligned in any way.  Those of you who are reading this are, no doubt, Christian and so understand why.
Last night, something happened which went beyond the limit, and I decided this was it.  I am drawing a line in the sand and saying “this far and no further”.  You see, I was commenting at a video about scientists presenting proof that evolotion is not the truth.  I really thought nothing of it and left a comment, which I do not remember exactly, but it was nothing out of the ordinary.  Usually I comment about my faith in God and the fact that He is knowable for those who are genuinely seeking the truth.  A man with the username “Surathan” told me to “stick my Bible up my ass, right next to my head”.  Nice.  I decided not to comment there anymore.  I also noticed that he was attempting to post comments at my channel, which is closed to the public.  A person can only comment there if they have approval, but my friend’s posts automatically go up.  I have two channels at Youtube, so I was switching back and forth between the two.  I noticed that this guy was being very persistent, no matter that I continued to delete his comments, he continued to make the attempt.  I noticed that he had responded to a comment that I had made earlier, and so when I went to read it I was chilled to the bone.  Here, as posted by the man with the username Surathan, is the comment he posted in its entirety:
“Simmalila
Remember “god” when I am raping you.
Remember “god” when I am killing you.
But most of all
Remember “god” as I peel you skin off you as you draw your last breath.
Remember.”
Now, at first I didn’t know what to think.  I didn’t know if this man was just trying to be as shocking as possible, or if he was truly as sick as the comment made him appear.  After spending hours discussing this matter with friends, I decided that this was it.  Line in the sand.  This far and no further and HE HAD CROSSED IT.
I called the police, and they referred me to the FBI Cybercrimes division.  I had an appointment to speak with some agents the following day.  Interestingly, the comment was no longer there as of sometime late last night.  However, there are still other disturbing posts about me that he made there.  If you visit my channel, I will refer you to the video in question.
Christians, I believe that we have turned the other cheek so much that our cheeks are more than sore: they are bloodied and bruised beyond recognition.  However, a threat like this could and should be taken seriously because after all, we do not know who the person is who is making the threat.  In the future, anyone who threatens me in this manner is in for a surprise.  I was told by the FBI that these are criminal acts, make no mistake.  Bad enough that they slander us and call us all kinds of offensive things, but threatening a person in this manner is CRIMINAL, and we, as good citizens, must report it if this happens.
I am not running away from Youtube.  I have no intention of allowing this person to bother me anymore.  However, I assure you that if he should ever again say anything remotely threatening in nature, I am calling the FBI stat.    I think you all have the resposibility to do the same.  Should this happen to you, do not hesitate to call the local police, and they will give you the phone number of the local branch of the FBI.
Report it.
Do not allow these aggresive and nasty people the upper hand. We are in a war, ladies and gentlemen, a war whose outcome we already know.
But that doesn’t mean that we should allow people to cross the line in the sand.
                                                                                                                                       julietsm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 2, 2009 by julietsm

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I am new to the world of blogging, but I have journals that fill an armoire…and more up in my closet, packed away.  This is so perfect for me, having a place on the internet where I can rant away to my heart’s content.  Trust me, I have a lot to say!  I am somebody who has truly lived life, and now know that there is meaning in everything.  Our every thought and deed has purpose, and that is because God made us to be eternal.  We will be spending eternity in the universe, but where we spend it makes all the difference.

If you are not a Christian, I would not just write me off if I were you.  I have pretty much done everything in this life, and hopefully some of my experiences will speak to you, wherever you are.   God bless you to the fullest measure!

julietsm