One hundred and fifty

As I declare the truths of Christ crucified and raised across all social media platforms and in person this Easter, I find myself keenly aware of how lucky I am to be able to do that.  So many of my Christian brothers and sisters around the world are being slaughtered daily for professing the very same beliefs.  I will not be complacent just because by virtue of where I was born, the opposition I encounter here is not in the least bit violent. I thank God that I am still free to profess my faith, even if people don’t always like to hear it.  I thank Him for my current freedom, knowing that it is not guaranteed. I also pray for His suffering, but GROWING church. Christ has said that He will build His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. He is doing just that.

I stand in prayer that my God would comfort the families and friends of dear ones who have been martyred because they were not ashamed of the gospel.  I plead with the Lord to stop the bloodshed, I ask him (as Jesus does) to BLESS and move the hearts of those who would violently oppose Christianity by killing so many.  They are human just like me.  Father forgive them, they know not what they do.  Thank you that those who have died are now living forever in heaven, welcomed into the Everlasting Arms, every tear wiped away, hearing the words “Well done, good and faithful servant, now come, share my Father’s joy!”

One hundred and forty nine

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Ever living Saviour, you are more alive, more real, more corporeal than anything in all creation.  You were before anything was, you will be even when everything ceases.  Your LIFE is so vigorous, so explosive, so what hope did the grave ever have of holding you?  Thank you for making yourself sin, for submitting to death for me, going against your very nature.  But more than that, thank you that you blasted through the doors of death in glorious, earth shattering, exhuberant LIFE!!!  Praise you Jesus!  Your LIFE is my hope and crown!  I will praise you forever my eternal King!