When a Saint Dies

The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die.

(Psalm 116:15 NLT)

My thoughts turned to this verse when the news unfolded that terrorists had attacked a church and killed a number of Christians there one Sunday. God’s Word was of great comfort as I remembered it saying that the blood of His faithful followers is precious in His sight; it doesn’t go unnoticed by Him. At that time, I had a similar longing as that of the Prophet Jeremiah, “I wish that my eyes were fountains of tears, so I could cry day and night for my people who were killed” (Jeremiah 9:1 CEV). I recalled Jesus’ words to His disciples, as I continued to read the news and look at the horrible images before me, “And the time will come when people will kill you and think they are doing God a favor” (John 16:2 CEV). So while the news didn’t offer any comfort, God’s Word certainly did and that was more than enough.

God is deeply concerned when one of His followers faces death.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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