A Different Church

I was thinking this morning how different church is during this pandemic. We have not been able to meet in our buildings, we are scattered into our homes. We are relying on modern technology as we worship in our bubbles or alone. Wrongly, we feel sorry for ourselves.

Then I thought about the church the persecuted countries. Not only are they scattered alone or in bubbles, they also have to keep their worship secret. In North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia or Libya the price of worship can mean death. If secret worship is discovered in Pakistan, Eritrea, Sudan or Iran the punishment can be banishment. Christians are denied food, jobs and benefits.

In the western world our worship is soft and easy. Persecution is slight and I pray that may remain so. How can we help our fellow Christians? We can pray and give. Our God weeps with them.