Haunting and horrible! Yet, I can see the beauty of the mother radiating despite her ruined face and deep pain inside. It’s ironic that I can see the vibrant smile of Rana. She’s an angelic creature!
These portraits speak a million words. Reality of an abusive, ill-passion driven husband. Does he have a heart? Yeah, maybe already petrified one. This is a post of miracles! The unconditional love of the mother, the innocence of the child, the grievous and hideous consequence of SIN, and God’s presence and intervention.
“Where is God when it hurts?” This question reverberated again.
“Bear one another’s burdens, the Bible says. It is a lesson about pain that we all can agree on. Some of us will not see pain as a gift; some will always accuse God of being unfair for allowing it. But, the fact is, pain and suffering are here among us, and we need to respond in some way. The response Jesus gave was to bear the burdens of those he touched. To live in the world as his body, his emotional incarnation, we must follow his example. The image of the body accurately portrays how God is working in the world. Sometimes he does enter in, occasionally by performing miracles, and often by giving supernatural strength to those in need. But mainly he relies on us, his agents, to do his work in the world.We are asked to live out the life of Christ in the world, not just to refer back to it or describe it.We announce his message, work for justice, pray for mercy . . . and suffer with the sufferers.”
― Philip Yancey, Where Is God When It Hurts?
If I were much hurt with this documentary post, how much more her family, their true family? My prayers ascend for them and the fund raising campaign, much more for justice!
I commend Ebraim for his exceptional shots and expertise! I support your cause!
Somayeh Mehri (29) and Rana Afghanipour (3) are a mother and daughter living in Bam, southern Iran.
They were attacked with acid by Somayeh’s husband Amir.
Somayeh had frequently been beaten and locked up by her husband, and finally found the courage to ask for a divorce. Amir warned her that if she persisted in her attempts to leave him, she would not live out life with the face she had.
One night in June 2011, he poured acid on Somayeh and Rana as they slept. Somayeh’s and Rana’s faces, hands, and, in places, their bodies were severely burned. Somayeh was blinded, and Rana lost one of her eyes.
Somayeh’s father sold his land in order to raise money to pay…
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