I am reading a plea from a Nigerian Pastor, as a dead woman lays at his feet and mourning and fearful villagers swarm around him;
“Woman and dying every day, men are dying. What do you want us to do? Please, please, I am begging you, congressmen (men) of London…please, I am begging you, stand for the helpless. There is nobody (else)”
Christians are being brutalized and massacred by the Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, and it seems they are standing alone to defend themselves. This is the plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world, the sense that no one cares.
I am deeply convicted and humbled. Today I just read in Hebrews 13 this; “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.” Quote taken from CBN Newswatch
I encourage all of us, who are joined together in Christ’s Body, to not forget about our brothers and sisters around this world who are living the life of persecution and dying for their faith.
We all have the power of the living God within us – we have what it will take to help our brother and sister in need – but will we give it up? I am talking about sacrificing time that it will take to lift them up in prayer. To seek God and have the Holy Spirit speak to our heart for these people, to sensitize us so we may understand our role and what is their need in this dark hour.
A good website to keep up to date: Persecution.org