Christians in the U.S. Should Learn from Believers in Other Countries How to Handle Times of Political Unrest

Header photo: New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, 508th Military Police Company, 108th Wing, and 177th Fighter Wing arrive near the Capitol to set up security positions in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht) (The National Guard, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Police and the National Guard remain on high alert in Washington D.C. and in state capitals around the country after the storming of the Capitol building two weeks ago. Thankfully, this weekend only saw small protests and no violence.

The FBI continues to monitor potential unrest ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration tomorrow. Additionally, several people who took part in storming the capitol have since been detained. Many were caught on videos subsequently uploaded to social media.

The January 6th riots put on full display some of the darkest corners of American history. White supremacist symbols dotted the crowd and someone waved a confederate flag inside the Capitol building itself. Five people died, and dozens of police officers were injured.

Rex Rogers, President of SAT-7 USA, urges Christians to pray for peace. “We want to pray for those who are in authority, we want to pray for the safety of law enforcement people who are put out there. That’s somebody’s sons and daughters who are in the middle of all this.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for a peaceful week in Washington D.C. and around the USA.
  • Ask God to bring about unity and a love for all people throughout the entire Church in the U.S.

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