Sunday, August 01, 2004
At the optometrist I read a startling article in a recent edition of Readers Digest. It was about violence centered websites that feature pain being inflicted on humans. The idea scares me. So much so that I've been trying not to think about it. We read a chapter from Matthew today, chapter 10 to be precise. It foretold of persecution, but reminded us to not fear those who kill the body, but fear God who can destroy both body and soul in hell. How true that is. I know persecution for the sake of Christ occurs daily in many parts of the world. NOTE: BIG CORRECTION HERE. I MEANT WORLD, NOT COUNTRY, AS I HAD FORMERLY POSTED. Not just mental, or emotional persecution, but physical torture. These Christians are so strong. I pray that if I should be put in a situation where I would face that, that God would give me the grace to endure it. I can't imagine bearing that. It's something that no one can be prepared for, no one can be ready. It's only by the grace and peace of God that you could endure that without denying your faith. How incredible God is.