The senseless killing of Kirollos Shokry Fawzy reveals the utter hatred of life offered by the Prince of Darkness. Jesus nailed it when he said, “The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy.”
The knife waving murderer is, in fact, a thief operating under the power of the Great Thief. How can the executioner sleep at night? Doesn’t he hear the sounds, smell the stench, and relive the horror of his wicked ways?
The crazed mind of the terrorist may have thought, “I am free to kill and maim and rape and pillage. No one can tell me what is barbaric and banned. I freely offer the sacrifice my god requires, the blood and death of innocent children, women, and men. My god demands death and I am free to deliver it to him.”
Lost, deafened, blinded, and delusional the pariah of persecution thinks he is free. Can’t he see that the moment the Prince of Darkness is done with him that it will be his life that is stolen? Just like God is no respecter of persons so is the pariah Prince of Darkness.
In the end, he doesn’t care whose life he steals as long as there is death and blood and gore and anguish.
On the other hand, Kirollos knelt in the wet sand of the beach looking as if he were a lamb led to the slaughter. He had no weapons. His hands and feet were shackled.
Yet on that beach that day there were only 21 men who were truly free. The God of the 21 does not come to steal life, liberty, and personhood but He comes to GIVE life! In the true God there is life. And He gives and gives and gives. Abundant. Overflowing. Extravagant life.
Almighty God, thank you for your son Kirollos Shokry Fawzy. His life and death bring to mind the power of aligning myself with the true God of life. In a sense Kirollos had his life stolen from him by a thief. More accurately Kirollos was given entrance into eternal life.
It is the murderer whose life is being stolen. Without repentance and turning to Jesus he will be totally destroyed by the one he serves with human sacrifice. The executioner will be executed. For this tormented man, I pray.
Thank you for the lesson of freedom that Kirollos gives.
Comfort all who mourn today.
May I find strength in Kirollos Shokry Fawzy’s final words which were a last act of defiance against evil and last act of Faith, Hope and Love: “Ya Rabbi Yasou,” or “My Lord Jesus.”