Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Page 6 news - A Crucifixion?
Reading the newspaper today was another disheartening exercise. Besides one or two 'good news' stories there were the usual bleak reports of crime, violence, theft, dishonesty, abuse and so on. However, what was most frustrating for me, was that the news of a Crucifixion in Iraq barely made page 6 news.
Let me repeat....another human being was Crucified (in August 2014) and we can only bother to conceal it on page 6 of our newspapers. A politician can fake his qualifications and we will put that on the headlines, but a man is crucified for not converting religions and we hide this story amongst other 'world news.' We are a messed up society.
Forgive my deep irritation on this issue, but how can we not stop and take notice of this? When fellow believers are crucified for their faith, then we need to move into some kind of action - even if that means praying for God to intervene. We should never assume that because it happens in another country, it can't happen to us. Our global village is impacted by every good and evil event in the world.
Oh yes, and one more thing. I remember that evil men once crucified a 'trouble maker' in Jerusalem. They shouted with victory cries, believing that their evil deeds had defeated the son of a carpenter. It only took 3 days for their plan to be destroyed. Crucifying believers will never stop the Gospel for spreading.
Jesus will always be victorious.
Acts 2:36 - “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
Living in Grace