5 Years On…Posted: April 18, 2012
5 years ago today Tilman, Ugur,and Necati were killed for what they believed. They stayed faithful through horrific circumstances till the very end.
Their families, wives and children, stood and spoke out love and forgiveness over the killers, and over the nation of Turkey. In the midst of their grief they too spoke of Christ, his love, his grace, and the hope they have in him. I am honored to have met and to have known such people.
5 years on people are still being touched by the faithfulness these men showed, by the love and forgiveness their families pour out; and they are still asking questions and still finding Christ. Does it take the grief away? No. Does it add a sweetness to the bitter pain? Most definitely.
This song was written by a friend shortly after their funeral: