Just a little perspective….
Terrorists (apparently Muslims) in Boston killed four people.
In the last three years, Muslims have killed an estimated three thousand Christians in Nigeria.
The Communist regime in North Korea has killed probably many thousands of Christians, and has incarcerated perhaps as many as 200,000 Christians in concentration camps.
Burmese Buddhists, who in the past set out to exterminate Christianity, continue to kill civilians, reported to be more than 200 in recent months, as well as other atrocities.
In 2008, Indian Hindus killed hundreds of Christians and made thousands homeless.
In 2009, eight Christians were killed and more than 100 homes burned in Gojra, Pakistan. Untold numbers have been killed, injured, or made homeless in alleged “blasphemy” riots.
Egypt. Iraq. Vietnam. Sudan. Iran. And more.
And too often, Christians even forget to pray for our brothers and sisters. We are too busy catching the latest news, news deemed more important (by Western media) than the news that believers are being oppressed, tortured, and murdered.
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
O LORD, grant us your perspective and teach us to pray accordingly.
“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15).
Thank you, Brother Jon.
Thank you, Brother Al. That Scripture is so apt.
And if I understand the prophecies correctly, it will only get worse.
Hi, Glenn. I agree. But actually, even for those who see prophecy differently, there is still II Timothy 3:12, and the newspapers, to tell us what to expect. 🙂