AWAKE, oh Sleeper!

I had a hard time even thinking about reading this article, however, it was good, encouraging and an awakening. Seeing too many things that I can’t do anything about… but wait that isn’t true. “Stop reading articles that make you feel sick and start printing them out and laying them before the Lord, asking Him to intervene in specific situations.”

Abdu Murray, President and Founder of Embrace the Truth International shared an article from thegospelcoalition.org saying, “Things are awful, but we must be committed to the truth.”

As Christians, we have a duty to champion the truth. We should avoid spreading unsubstantiated claims and inflaming dread and panic by playing on people’s natural disgust of harm to children. ISIS is an organization that has committed heinous acts of violence and violated the human rights of many of our fellow believers. But we must not partake in the spreading of lies, even if it is against our enemies.

 

Rather the stories and pictures we are seeing over Facebook are true or not, which I pray they aren’t, one things remains the same, we can pray.

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Everything Rides on Hope Now

Burdened is the only way I can describe my heart recently.  I have this constant feeling in the pit of my stomach that something is very wrong.  It’s a feeling like one of my children is in danger and I am helpless to protect them.  I go to sleep at night with the feeling and I wake up with it.

Around the world, Christians are suffering for their faith.  They always are, but lately it has been overwhelming to watch and hear about.  The headlines on Christian persecution do not end right now.

  • Over 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by a terrorist group named “Boko Harem”.  These girls were kidnapped because they attended a “Western”, “Christianized” school in Nigeria.  The Islamic extremists forced most of them to convert to Islam, raped some, and sold some as child brides.
  • In Iraq and Syria, an evil, twisted faction of Al Queda named ISIS…

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