Understanding Afghanistan has most definitely never been an easy task!
As the Americans withdraw their forces, the Taliban are retaking the land and developing a strangle-hold on this nation.
As we read and watch the headlines on our screens there is every reason for us to be concerned. But yet behind the tabloid headlines there is another story emerging.
It often happens that the more the spiritual enemy persecutes a nation, the more that nation will turn to Jesus. The more brutal the regime, the more sickened and disillusioned the local populace become.
And that is what is happening in Afghanistan. The gospel is being spread, through the courage of the local people and by the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit.
And so when we see the headlines on our television sets, we should take a moment, or perhaps more, to offer a prayer to the unseen, unknown and unrecognized heroes who risk their freedom to serve their Lord in such a hostile spiritual environment.
They are the true heroes of this age and we have much to learn from them.
If you would like to learn more than I can heartily recommend the teachings of Joel Richardson whose knowledge and wisdom is a real inspiration.
Joel’s excellent video on the subject can be found by clicking here.
Thanks for listening…