“Within the shadow of Thy throne, still may we dwell secure. Sufficient is Thine arm alone, and our defence is sure.”~ Isaac Watts I was stunned when I received the news that someone I knew had been killed. Even in this work, where I am inundated with reports of persecution and martyrdoms from around the world
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Each year in November, believers around the world participate in special services that focus on praying for the persecuted church. This year's International Day of Prayer (IDOP) presents us with yet another opportunity to intercede on behalf of the estimated 260 million believers around the world who are experiencing high to extreme forms of persecution
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While we deal with isolation from our typical activities, and are subject to the 'doom and gloom' being offered continually through the world's numerous media outlets, it is easy to fall prey to fear and depression. I have felt a level of anxiety creep into my subconscience, looking to latch on and gain a foothold
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If you are a Christian, expect persecution and suffering. It comes with the territory. But there are also rewards if we persevere in our faith. In Matthew 5:10-12 (NIV), Jesus spells it out: “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you,
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