Muslim hatred for Jesus the Messiah in Pakistan is exposed in the culpability of both teachers and classmates in the school murder of a Christian teenager.
Sharoon Masih, age 17, was the only Christian in his class in Punjab Province, Pakistan, and the eldest of six children, Morning Star News reports. On August 26th, Sharoon was publicly humiliated and struck by his teacher for wearing the wrong uniform to school. The teacher called Sharoon a curse word for Pakistani Christians, “Chuhra”, and sent him home.
That evening Sharoon’s parents made sure their son had a new uniform for school the next day. “Sharoon went to school wearing his new uniform,” Masih said.
Hours later however, they received word from a Muslim neighbor, whose son attended the same school, that Sharoon had been killed. Classmates were at the hospital when Sharoon’s parents rushed to see him, but no faculty member of the school was present.
Initial statements from classmates reveal that an argument broke out over Sharoon’s usage of a drinking glass intended for “Muslims only”, but which the whole classroom used. Enraged classmates chased Sharoon outside, brutally beating him to death. One of them was taken into police custody where he confessed to involuntary manslaughter, claiming that Sharoon had stepped on his phone and that killing him was an accident.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” — Rev. 21:4
10/9 — Pray for the family of Sharoon to be comforted with the confidence that he is now in the presence of our Lord, where sorrow is no more and joy in Christ is everlasting.
10/10 — Pray for the worldwide church to rise up in prayer; on behalf of our severely hard-pressed brothers and sisters in Christ in Pakistan.
10/11 — Pray for the Church in Pakistan to respond to the discrimination and hatred from Muslim neighbors with God’s grace, wisdom and reliance on His perfect justice.
10/12 — Ask God to bring about justice in the killing of Sharoon and use his life and witness to Christ for the advancement of the Gospel and His Kingdom.
10/13 — Pray for Sharoon’s family members, through the power and work of the Holy Spirit, to forgive the killers of the son and be filled with knowledge of the love of Christ.
10/14 — Pray against the spiritual powers and principalities that are behind Islamic persecution of Christians in Pakistan and pray for the enslaved hearts of individual Muslims.
10/15 — Pray for tremendous growth of the Christian Church in Pakistan out of the seeds of godly suffering.
10/16 — Ask God to fill Christians in Egypt with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Col. 1:9)