A Young Man's Christian Confession Before His Death
|by Dr. Bob Moorehead |
In 1980 a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe to either
renounce Christ or face certain death.
He refused to renounce Christ, and he was killed on the spot. The
night before he had written the following commitment which was
found in his room:
“I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed, the die has been cast,
I have stepped over the line, the decision has been made- I’m a
disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down,
back away or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.
I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees,
colorless dreams, tamed vision, worldly talking, cheap giving &
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow,
my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable,
my mission is clear. I won’t give up, shut up, let up until I have
stayed up, stored up prayed up for the cause of Jesus Christ.
I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till everyone knows,
work till He stops me & when He comes for His own, He will have no
trouble recognizing me because my banner will have been clear.”