There is no question that our most essential freedoms are under attack here in America. And there is no question that elements on the left want to silence the Church. There is also no question that many believers in America have already suffered some levels of persecution. Some have been defamed, or lost jobs, or been put out of educational programs, or even going to jail. But let’s not have that pity party quite yet. Believers around the world are going through persecution for the gospel on a whole another level. May their courage inspire us.
Last Thursday I received an urgent email from an American friend serving as a missionary and educator in Nigeria. She wrote: “A Christian worker, a friend of my host, has just been attacked by Fulani Herdsman and has suffered grave injuries from a cutlass. He has lost a lot of blood. Please pray. Thank you.”
Some hours later we received the “good” news: “Thank you for your prayers. His wife reports that our brother is alive and currently stable. He has deep gashes to his head and is missing fingers. May God steady his heart, protect his faith and heal his body.”
This was a positive outcome: only deep gashes to the head and missing fingers.
As for this couple denying faith as a result of this barbaric attack, not a chance.