My heart is crying for the woman in Sudan that has been sentenced to death for being a Christian. She is currently pregnant and waiting in prison with her 20 month old son. Her husband, also a Christian, is in a wheelchair, and has depended on her help for his welfare. She is 27 years old, and she will not deny her faith! She stands strong, knowing she may die.
There's a lot of emotions that get stirred inside my heart when I think about this! I want to cry out, "What is going on here?"
I feel so angry, sad, afraid. I want to rescue her. I wonder what I can possibly do to help? I do NOT understand!
Of course, this is not the first time a horrific atrocity such as this has happened. Not too long ago, a large group of girls disappeared. Gone. And, they have not been found. It is said they are being sold as slaves. But, then again, girls disappear everyday and are sold as slaves.
Then, we have the issue of abuse in homes. Isn't a home suppose to be a safe place? Yet, so many children are not safe in their homes. They are hurt from sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. And, it begins to feel like injustice in too many places.
Since I'm speaking of injustice; it brings me to the Body of Christ. Isn't it unjust for a body of Saints to be treating each other like Sinners? Is it an injustice to treat someone with anything other than love? If so, I am guilty.
Our Father is a God of justice, honor, and love. As I read 1 Corinthians 13 this afternoon and put his name in place of love, it read like this:
Father is patient, Father is kind, and is not jealous; Father does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; He does not seek His own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
But, woman are still imprisoned, girls disappear, children abused, and saints treated like sinners. It is unjust, yet we have a Father that is merciful and long suffering. My prayer is to be like Him. I need to Say That Again, every day of my life, Father God, teach me to love as you do.