“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
(Isaiah 58:6-9, NIV)
Today, in church, we talked about the worldwide persecuted church. In North Korea, approximately 50,000 people are incarcerated, simply for being a Christian.
That is 50,000 people, living in prison cells, away from those they love the most.
50,000 people, given little to no rights, for doing nothing more than loving and following their Savior. Continue reading