Chai Ling, who participated in the 1989 Tiananmen Square Movement, writes an incredible summary of Chen Guangcheng’s story in the Huffington Post yesterday.
Chen Guangcheng’s story is amazing even before we learn he is blind!
But that isn’t the best part. Coming at the end, Chai Ling expresses her greater hope for Chen Guangcheng and all of China:
I, too, glimpsed freedom when I escaped from the grasp of the Chinese government two decades ago. And more recently I found full freedom in the name of one who — like Chen — suffered beatings, threats and imprisonment for his challenging words: Jesus of Nazareth.
It is my hope that Jesus’ calling to “proclaim liberty to the oppressed, and set the captives free” will soon be realized throughout China. Chen’s story may only be the beginning.