How One Man’s Death
Gave Others the Courage to Live
Sundar stood beside the open casket where his father lay and looked in. The teenager could see the marks where the knife had slashed his dad’s face and neck. His mother sat near the casket, crying inconsolably. His younger brother had tears silently cascading down his cheeks. Pastor Tuhinsurra and Pastor Kanish were at the memorial service too, men Sundar knew had taught his father what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus. Others were there . . . countless others. Sundar could see how his father’s life had touched people. He just didn’t know his death would do the same.
Prepared for Death
After Debalal’s death, Kanish took Sundar under his wing and mentored him. The fear Sundar felt vanished as he read God’s Word and discovered more of His love. He decided to spend the remainder of his life serving God, just as his father did—and he’s accepted the price he, too, might pay.
“I know that even in the midst of persecution and torture or any kind of opposition, I have to rejoice in the Lord,” Sundar says. “I feel that sometime in the future, the same thing may come upon me as it came upon my father. Still I am ready for that, and I want to serve the Lord.”
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