Sunsets, songs and the world watch list

It’s amazing how quickly that January is going and I’m already tired! But I got past “Blue Monday” this week which is supposed to be the most miserable day of the year. It was good to hear of a birth of a baby boy last week and of a friends new relationship. Sobering though to hear of the death of someone I knew fairly well from my Uni days. We take life so much for granted and often get bogged down in the minutae. But life is so precious.

Two lovely sunsets last weekend make me ponder about wonder and beauty; we need these to see our lifes in perspective. There may be a scientific explanation for the colours and we may be just cells and electronic impulses…Or are we each someone unique and special, created on purpose, for purpose?

Tonight I randomly played a CD from 2017 where the singer, Lauren Daigle, talks about trusting in God despite things falling apart around her. I really like her singing but the words certainly made me think about trusting God in hard circumstances.

Today was the launch of the Open Doors 2022 World Watch list. 360 million Christians around the world suffer from high or extreme levels of persecution. Afghanistan 🇦🇫 has become the worst country in the world for persecution, overtaking North Korea, even though things have got worse there too. Discovery as a Christian in Afghanistan can mean death for men and trafficking and abuse for women.

Religious freedom is so important, not just because they are brothers and sisters but for everyone. Freedom of faith is often a touchstone for broader human rights as well. 90 Members of Parliament attended the World Watch launch; I pray they would be able to make a difference. And the Lord would be with believers as they trust in Him. Please do take the time to watch the attached-it is very informative.

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

One thought on “Sunsets, songs and the world watch list

  1. Thanks for your post Ade.
    Was a brilliant yet sobering webinar by Open Doors tonight.
    Would also recommend that others watch it.


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