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Friday, December 21, 2012

Abundant Life


An Afghan woman whose nose and ears were hacked off after she fled a forced, abusive marriage has spoken of her ongoing recovery. Aesha Mohammadzai was mutilated by her Taliban husband and in-laws and left for dead three years ago. Having passed out through pain and shock, Aesha came to on the side of a mountainside, choking on her own blood, and managed to walk to her village where her father took her to hospital.  Currently living with a host family in America, she is being treated by doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland. At present, Aesha’s forehead is swollen with saline and her nose is slowly taking shape with gradual tissue transplants taken from other parts of her body. In six months time, she hopes to have the nose she wants.

I am so glad to hear that Aesha would have her cut nose and ears restored soon and pray that she could live a happy life.

When I heard the news about her horrible experience she underwent, I forgot the word what to say. When I heard the good news about her recovery, I remembered what the Lord said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

 

My prayer:

Lord Jesus, man tried to kill her and destroyed her life, but You can give Aesha new life abundantly if You will. Please give her an eternal life also. Amen.

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