Would you like to be a mother (or father), sentenced to death because of your convictions? Of course, not! That is what has happened to Asia Bibi. She defended her faith against mocking co-workers who tried to convert her to Islam. That led to a conviction of blasphemy and a death sentence.
Asia Bibi has a husband and two beautiful daughters, who if her conviction is not overturned will not see her again. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is gathering signatures to deliver to the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C. as a Call for Mercy.
“In Pakistan, more than 150,000 Christians have signed a petition demanding justice for persecuted victims, including Asia Bibi,” according to the VOM. I would urge you to add to that number and sign the petition for this beautiful wife and mother.
Go to http://www.callformercy.com/. Every signature counts!
“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” –Hebrews 13:3
Pass the word around and be a part of helping to gather as many signatures a possible. Asia Bibi deserves to be with her husband and daughters, not in a cold and dark prison cell. Asia Bibi’s daughters need their mother, and I’m sure her husband longs to enfold Asia Bibi in his loving arms.
As you sign the petition for Asia Bibi, remember in prayer all our other brothers and sisters around the world who are persecuted for their faith in Christ. This is one way to “visit” Jesus in prison!
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’