I wrote this after reading an Open Doors post on the plight of some Eritrean Christians who were asking for prayer for their desperately difficult situation.
WIPE THEIR TEARS (Revelations 21:4)
Desperately sad, incredibly challenged, feeling small, insignificant, unloved, faith under attack, tears of sheer frustration and sorrow for yesterday, today and all our tomorrows.
Peace has been shattered, nothing that mattered actually matters now. The small stuff you use to sweat, now an insignificant threat. A larger presence looms out of darkness, threatening your very existence, the distant memory of good times overshadowed by these heinous crimes, laughter silenced, smiles wiped, happiness obliterated, family members eliminated.
Whilst this war rages on, he comforts and upholds his daughters and sons, keep your eyes on your Father, never falter from his path of peace, wisdom and love, he will free us from all anguish, Satan’s army will be vanquished.
He will wipe away every tear from your eyes, there will be no more death, sorrow be gone, pain redundant, oh death where is your sting, rise up and sing your soul, he will make you whole once more.