6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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The wife of a Zulu chief attended a Salvation Army meeting and was saved. When her husband heard about it, he forbade her to go again. However, eager to hear more about Jesus, she went again. When her husband heard about it, he met her on her return trip and beat her savagely that he left her for dead. Overcome by curiosity, he later went back. She was not where he left her, but noticing broken twigs he found her lying under a bush. Covering her with cruel eyes he leered, “And what can your Jesus Christ do for you now?” She opened her eyes, and looking at him, said gently, “He helps me to forgive you!” [From, In the Land of His Love, by Mrs. M. L. Carpenter. Quoted in Knight’s Master Book of New Illustrations.]

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