With God all things are possible. Christians in Iraq are the prove of that. They have been captured by ISIS militants, and instead of taking revenge, they decided to forgive them. It’s a beautiful moment of faith.
Four years ago, ISIS militants were sweeping through Iraq, completely decimating all that was in their path, sparing no one, Faithwire reports. Christians in the Ninevah Plains fled for their lives, some making it to other countries, where they would live for years, others not making it safely.
But now, after four years, the 140,000 Christians that lived in the Ninevah Plains are finally returning to their homes.
Father Salar Kajo from the NRC said they could forgive because of Jesus Christ. “In the name of Jesus Christ everything is possible. The people have suffered greatly; for three years as refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan they faced many difficulties.”
“But they have a faith that has enabled them to overcome everything, although not without difficulty. This faith also makes it possible for them to truly live this forgiveness.”
This story is a story of a people’s homecoming, after being exiled for so many years, being forced to barely survive in foreign lands, while ISIS swept through their towns and villages, destroying everything in their path.
Yet, the same people who were forced out of their homes are the same people who are returning with forgiveness in their hearts.