REMEMBER THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
I found this video while searching on YouTube. I thought it would be good and appropriate to add it in for my Advent posts. It is chant in Arabic. It is very different than what most of you will be used to. It shows different images from the Middle East. If you watch it to the end it tells what the images are. I decided to add it into these Advent posts because of the persecution our brothers and sisters in the Middle East face today. These are the lands where our Savior was born and where the church first took root. From here the good news about Jesus spread throughout the world. We owe a debt of gratitude to our brothers and sister who through the fires of adversity have continued to hold onto their faith.
They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.
This Advent season, remember the persecuted church worldwide. Christians are the most persecuted people in the world today.