Vengeance belongs to the Lord
Romans 12:19 (ASV)
19Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.
Akom was renowned for her zealousness in upholding the superstitious practices of her people. But after Akom is herself accused of witchcraft and exiled, she became a Christian and opened herself to the transforming power of the gospel. So great was Akom's transformation that she forgave her accuser despite temptations to seek revenge.
Before his sad death, caused by blunt force trauma, Abd El Maseeh was badly beaten for committing no crime but reading his Bible during his leisure time at work, yet he insisted that his persecutors be left to Christ; the One true judge.
The Narrow Road, Stories of Those Who Walk This Road Together by Brother Andrew, John and Elizabeth Sherrill
A preacher's entire family was poisoned while he was out preaching the gospel, and while the doctors thought they were all done for, God preserved their lives! The perpetrators were forgiven and are today, children of God themselves!