Weekly Devotional

Devotional: W.G. Mullan

No. 386


The book , ‘I am n’ contains the true record of many martyrs for Christ.  They are among thousands of others who have stood fast for Christ, “even unto death”, at the hands of Islamic terrorists.  These are the testimonies of  the ones who have refused to deny their Saviour in this our generation  and others who have suffered horrific wounds, witness to their courage and faithfulness for their Lord.

One such was a thirteen year-old boy, Danjuma from Nigeria.  He and many others in his Christian village fled through their burning homes as nearly 1,000 Islamic insurgents attacked them with fiendish hatred.  Danjuma can remember the pain as a machete sliced the left side of his head but falling unconscious, he did not remember the machete blows to his left arm nor the gouging out of his eye and the brutality of his mutilation.  Later as he was laid out for burial one of the men saw him move.  Shocked, they could not believe that he survived and even at the hospital, 15 miles away, doctors were amazed that he survived with so much bloodshed.  They called him a ‘miracle’ which became his nickname.

Danjuma’s recovery was indeed a miracle but we are persuaded that a greater miracle operated in this young boy as he revealed the work of God’s grace in his young life.  Echoing the words of his Saviour, he could say later regarding those who had so maliciously wounded , “I forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing.  If they had love they wouldn’t behave that way.”

We have to be humbled by Danjuma’s witness and challenged to look by faith to Danjuma’s Saviour Who has given him such grace.  Only by God’s marvellous grace are we enabled to witness to His saving power and reflect that same love and forgiveness to those who despise and wound us, even though it be in a much lesser way, than Danjuma and his friends were forced to experience.  What a day it will be when Danjuma and those who suffered as he, will  stand before the Great Throne of the Lamb, and receive His, “well done good and faithful servant, enter the joy of thy Lord.”


            “Love so amazing, so Divine

            Demands my soul, my life, my all.”


William G. Mullan



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