OF LIGHT IN GERMANY
"It is calming - like a protection"
a year ago a Turkish family living in Germany were given a huge wooden
cross as a gift. Shortly afterwards, crosses of light began appearing
in the windows of their flat. The Isatabas family, faithful Aramaic Christians,
have lived in Germany for 15 years and own a Turkish restaurant in Aschaffenburg.
Isatabas, interviewed by Andrea Bistrich for Share International, said:
"I first discovered the cross just before Christmas 1997. I had been
out doing some shopping and was waiting at the traffic light. The light
was on in our flat, and the restaurant was also lit up. You automatically
look there. Suddenly you notice the cross. You know, it's exactly the
Christian cross which is a symbol of our faith in Him. I instantly went
into our flat to check. This happened just before Christmas 1997."
She has no doubt it is a miracle. "Now, when I have problems, I pray,"
she said. Problems include scepticism from the Church ("Not at all
interested") and neighbours. "Many of them are laughing at us,"
said Mrs Isatabas, "they don't believe in it. But the fact is: we
have a cross of light. What can we do if one day a cross appears in our
window? But when you tell them this is a miracle from God they all say:
You're mad! We've had the window glass checked by a glazier's shop and
they told us the cross is not caused by the glass. They said that is impossible."
If she had a choice, would she keep it? "Definitely yes," she
said. "It is calming, like a protection. It gives you hope."
Source: Share International
from: Share International September 1998
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