Published on May 8th, 2020
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand started The Voice of the Martyrs after he was released from prison in Romania. He had been imprisoned for spreading Christianity. After he left Romania, he told many stories of Christians who were faithful to God in difficult situations. The story below is about a boy who honored his mother by following what she taught him.
In one country where the government did not like Christians, a policeman put many Christians in jail. One day, a 12-year-old boy came to the policeman’s office holding a flower. “Sir,” said the boy, “you put my mother and father in prison. Today is my mother’s birthday. I always give her a flower on her birthday. But because of you I can’t be with my mother today.
“My mother is a good Christian,” the boy continued. “She taught me to love and forgive my enemies. She taught me to repay evil with good. So I thought I would bring a flower to your wife, the mother of your children. Please take it to her. Tell her about my love and the love of Christ.”
The policeman hugged the boy. Because of the boy’s love, the policeman didn’t want to put any more Christians in jail. He quit his job. Then other policemen put him in jail. He thought it was an honor to be in jail with followers of Christ.
On Mother’s Day, remember children who are separated from their parents because of Christian persecution. Ask God to help the children remain faithful to Him like the boy in Pastor Wurmbrand’s story.