Fearless, Shahbaz Bhatti.
Shahbaz Bhatti is a follower of Jesus who held a political position in Pakistan serving minorities (i.e. Christians). He was assassinated today for his position against Muslim extremist laws (Read more here). Bhatti was the only Christian serving in the Pakistani Cabinet. This video is an interview with him explaining the threats he had received and his declaration that we was willing to die to defend his Christian brothers and sisters. It reminded me of 1 John 4:18:
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
I want to testify on his behalf of the fearless love that knowing Christ will give you. He knew that in Christ, he was free from all punishment, and that abundant life was his. Therefore, why not live it fully, drink it to the dregs and love to the full extent- willingness to lay down his life. Shahbaz Bhatti was not asking for his life to be taken. It was just that it didn’t matter because he had already given it to Jesus.
Let’s love each other to the fullest!