Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tiananmen Leader‘s Divine Cause
By Rusty Wright
Special to ASSIST News Service
MOUNT HERMON, CA
Chinese student Chai Ling helped lead the massive 1989 demonstrations in
For weeks during spring 1989, global attention focused on massive protests in
Love, Hope, Dreams of Freedom
She recalls that “the whole country, and the whole world [were] touched by that energy of love, hope and…glorious dreams that we could be free. Free from hatred…violence…separation… fear.”
“Even the thieves in
Government leaders reacted differently.
Who can forget the iconic image of that lone protestor standing down a tank? The military crackdown took lives.
“When we offered [
“I grew up with them. They were uncles and aunties to me. We love them and they love us. … I raised my head to the sky and asked in silence, ‘Why? Why? Why? Why do they have to kill us for wanting to have a dialogue?’”
High on Communist leaders’ most-wanted list, Chai Ling escaped to
She married, had a family, built a successful software company, and donated funds for Tiananmen victims in
Then a friend gave Chai a film based on the biblical Gospel of John. John records Jesus as saying, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” “Each time I watched the movie,” she recalls, “and heard the words of Christ, it brought an unexplainable sense of peace and calm into my burning heart.”
At a congressional hearing about
One afternoon in 2009, Chai knelt in her office and said a simple prayer: “Dear Lord, Jesus Christ, I now accept you as my Savior and my only God. Please forgive all my sins, known or unknown, please come into my heart and guide my life.” Expecting fireworks, instead she experienced “an amazing sense of peace.”
All Girls Allowed
As her faith grew, Chai found a strong desire to present God’s love to
Emphases include “ending gendercide, educating abandoned girls, rescuing trafficked children, defending mothers,” and celebrating “the work of God in bringing life, value and dignity to girls and mothers.” Her 2011 book, A Heart for Freedom, relates her journey and mission.
Definitely a revolutionary worth watching.
Copyright © 2012 Rusty Wright
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