Sunday, April 24, 2011

Be Grateful For The Freedom We Have To Remember Him On Easter

Be grateful you are free to celebrate Easter and remember Him. Not everyone has the freedom to do that:
"Up to 30 members of a Chinese evangelical church were arrested on Sunday for trying to hold an Easter service in defiance of the officially atheist government, a member of the clergy said.
A large number of police began to gather early Sunday in the Zhongguancun area of Beijing where the Shouwang Church had said it would hold an outdoor service to mark the holiest day of the Christian calendar.
"Between 20 and 30 followers were taken away by police," senior pastor Jin Tianming told AFP by telephone from his home, where he is under house arrest. He said there were several police officers posted outside the building.
He added that the members of the congregation who were arrested had been taken to different police stations and that none had so far been released."
I am in awe at the love these Chinese Christians have to honor the Savior when the Chinese government won’t let them. They choose to remember Him even when it means that they might be arrested, beaten and imprisoned for a long time. They choose to remember Him in public because they want religious freedom in China.
Christ was willing to die for us despite knowing that He would be arrested, beaten, whipped, mocked and crucified so that we might be truly free.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What an amazing story! We truly don't appreciate the freedoms that we have as Americans. This post not only helps me to appreciate the freedom I have to celebrate Easter, but it also helps me to appreciate what Christ did for us. Thank you J for this post.