Just after posting this verse below, we came across a story by the BBC, telling of the release of a Syrian Catholic priest who faced execution since he refused to convert to Islam.
The change of heart of Father Jack Murad’s IS captors cannot really be explained. Execution was what had been threatened and what was expected.
This verse is a great example of how to pray. Let’s believe that God will intervene in many of the situations where people are being held captive – that they will be set free, without a shot being fired.
Father Jack Murad’s remarkable story can be read right here on this Friends In The West site in the post above.