Hezbollah fighter sees the light

Hezbollah fighter sees the light

As the shining man appeared in his jail cell, Hezbollah fighter Afshin Javid suddenly knew he needed forgiveness.

He thought he was doing Allah’s work when he helped hang people and plant landmines, when he prayed incessantly and read the whole Koran every 10 days.

This time as he prayed though – in a Malaysian prison after being caught with 30 illegal passports – a light was shone on his life.

“A man appears in front of me – normal size, but his being shines like light,” Javid told CBN News. “This light is not a normal light. This light carried identity in it. And you knew that he is holy and, instantaneously, I knew I am not.

“Even though I have kept all the rules of Islam, I knew I am not just and not holy.

“I ran to the corner of the room shouting, ‘Forgive me, forgive me, forgive me.’ I felt a touch on my left arm, and he said, ‘I forgive you.’ I felt the weight lifted off me.

“I was confused. This is not Allah. So who are you that forgives me? And he said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.’”

Now, through his Christian ministry Cyrus Call, Javid is promoting friendship between Persians and Jews and has a simple message: “God didn’t design us to hate.”

From New Life Newspaper issue 349


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