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A True Hero
In this age of kids killing themselves because of bullying, or even harming others, we don’t always learn about the heroes. But there was one such hero in Port Charlotte, Florida—fifteen-year-old Khlyer Edman. On October 1, 2019, a man with a knife broke into Khyler’s house. The teen took on this evil man in order to protect his sister. While he saved his sister from this evil man, Kyhlger died for his efforts.
John 15:13 tells us there is no Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Khyler’s love for his sister was far greater than his fear of a man with a knife. I have no doubt this young man is in Heaven.
We need more young people like Khyler, those willing to protect the weak and abused. Imagine how little there would be of bullying in the schools and workplaces if others stood up against evil. Too often we lower our heads and hope the person doing the bullying doesn’t turn on us instead.
A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s sometimes hard to tell what evil looks like. It doesn’t always come in the form of a man with a gun. It could be a banker who harms his family or a minister who abuses children. But when you do see evil, speak up. Christians shouldn’t be afraid to point out evil.
I pray for Khyler’s family. It’ll take time for them to be able to move forward from the loss of such a wonderful young man. I hope his sister realizes how special she is that her brother would give his life for her. He obviously knew she is destined for great things.
Have you ever stood up to a bully or someone even more dangerous? If so, share it below. I’d love to hear the story.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.