Dont Forget Marian

This past week our souls were once again assaulted by evil. And once again the nobility that God placed within the heart of humans by his own will, in his own image shined through and over the evil that was so weakly displayed. For this spineless man, (no I wont use his name) whose greatest courage was the cowardly act of assaulting little girls was found to be less than human and certainly less than courageous. On October 2nd the peace and gentleness of the Amish world was attacked by an outsider who intended evil. When it became clear that intended to kill, Marian Fisher, a 13-year-old young woman, bravely asked the pathetic man to kill her first – thinking that it might give the other girls a chance to live. Marian displayed the noble heart that resides within us – not because we are good or strong or because we choose it, but because we are made in the image of God. And even with our weaknesses and frailties, He shines through.  

A couple of weeks ago the satirist Bill Maher, an unabashed hater of religion was on T.V. and, as is his custom, he was speaking ill of the Christians. Maher proclaimed, “If Christians would act like Jesus instead of acting like Christians that would be fine.” So I have this message for Maher. Take note of the Amish people who ministered to the family of the killer. Take note of the way they cared for each other and the love they demonstrated in the name of Christ. Don’t forget Marian Fisher. She acted like Jesus. Don’t forget how she was brave in the most terrifying situation we can imagine. Don’t forget that she loved others more than her own life. She was living what she believed.  

Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends,” John 15:13    Be sure to tell your kids about Marian Fisher. Make sure they know that the ability to live as Christ would in the world is in them because God’s Spirit lives within them. Remind them to display a noble godly heart in the world. And don’t forget Marian. telemicus out

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