In countries where being a Christian is against the law, believers still meet. It may not look like the church services we have. In North Korea, it may mean quietly reading the Bible, retrieved from its hiding place in the woods, to your family. It could be meeting the eyes of a fellow believer and not even speaking about Jesus. In their prison camps, it’s having a quick worship service in the bathroom, where the guards don’t go. (Source: Open Doors USA )
I pray for these Christians who share our faith but not our freedom. They have to go to so much effort and risk to talk with other believers. This is one of the reasons I support Open Doors USA. They look to encourage these believers all over the world who face difficulties because of their faith in Jesus. I believe that they live out the spirit of Hebrews 10:25 NASB, “not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Open Doors provides Bibles, helps widows whose husbands have been martyred for their faith, and gives other life-changing help for these persecuted Christians.
Would you consider learning more about Open Doors? Visit Open Doors USA to learn more, and see how you can encourage these Christians in other countries.
I am participating in the #hopewriterlife challenge this week. “Rhythm” was today’s prompt.