A Dark Place

Reminded this morning how dark this place is. My son in-the-Lord was arrested and accused of preaching God’s love and forgiveness. In Pakistan, depending on who you’re telling, that could be a crime. He refused their offer to be set free, “Change your name. Convert!” So now, charges of the crimes of evangelism are now pending their day in court. Many of you are Pakistani Christians and know the seriousness of these charges.

Then I remembered what happened when Peter was arrested. The church prayed; an angle was sent, miracles happened, and Peter walked away free.

“Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church, to do them harm. And he had James the brother of John executed with a sword. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter as well. (Now these were the days of Unleavened Bread.) When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, turning him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending only after the Passover to bring him before the people. So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made to God intensely by the church.” (Acts 12:1-5 NASB)

All I can do is pray and ask those reading to do the same. Sajid is trusting God’s will, and I am trusting that God listens to the voices of His children.

And so, we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19 NASB)