Published on January 18th, 2013
Jesus said, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20, NIV).
Ibrahim was a teenager in Ethiopia. He came from a family of 12 generations of Muslims. That means Ibrahim’s great, great, nine-times-great-grandfather, and everyone in the family who came after him, were all Muslims.
Mulu was 3 years older than Ibrahim. Mulu went from house to house telling people in Ethiopia the truth about Jesus.
One day, Mulu met Ibrahim and shared the Good News of Jesus with him. The Good News is that Jesus finished the work necessary for our salvation when he died on the cross. Christians do good works in obedience to God. But they know good works are not enough to save them. Only Jesus can save people.
Ibrahim was not happy that Mulu shared the Good News with him. Instead, he was angry! Like other Muslims, he believed that people must try to earn their way to heaven by doing good deeds. He also did not believe that a Christian should share the gospel with a Muslim. Ibrahim planned to attack and hurt Mulu.