A friend of mine shared THIS news-link yesterday on Facebook about Muslims & Christians in Egypt. As I read through the article, tears came to my eyes... and today as I sit buried in fabric, paper, yarn & glue making Valentines Day decorations, this story and a single Bible verse fill my head.
John 15:13 reads:"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
How easy it is to say that we would lay our life down for our friends. How much more so, to be willing to lay your life down for a perfect stranger. And yet this is just what these people were willing to do.
What a beautiful act of selflessness these Muslims displayed. In a time when it seems that everyone is against anyone who is not the same religion (or sometimes denomination) as oneself, it lightens my heart to see such an act of selfless love.