*grab Bible*head to church*
I didn't have to walk miles out of my way to go to church. I drove straight there.
I didn't have to make sure that no one saw me go into the building. We were visiting right outside the building.
I didn't have to hide my Bible. I carried it in plain view.
I didn't have to silently mouth the words to the hymns. There was some great harmony going on and some of us were just making a (loud!) joyful noise to the Lord.
Our pastor spoke boldly and said what he thought. Nobody arrested him. Or us.
Some people stayed for the Bible study. Nobody arrested them either.
A lot of people in a lot of countries face arrest, or worse, for gathering to worship or study the Bible. Voice of the Martyrs has a lot of information about them.
My day was uneventful. Quiet. No one was pounding on my door to drag me off to prison... or worse. Today, others paid a high price for their faith. What can I do?
"One With Them™ is an Open Doors initiative designed to bring awareness to the reality of Christian persecution to the Western Church. Through One With Them we seek to inspire Christians in the United States to stand as ONE with those who share our faith in Christ, but who don’t share our religious freedom."
One with Them is featuring One Body-Many Gifts: "Your artistic talent can make their cause not only known, but understood."
That inspired me to create this from my little corner of the world... to theirs.