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Holy Ground

We have so much in America: freedom of speech, freedom to travel, and freedom of worship. I forget that simply isn’t the case in much of the world. In more than 50 nations around the world, it’s not safe to wear the name of Christ.

I was reminded afresh of my “unalienable rights” recently while traveling internationally. The discussion, in a highly guarded room, turned to persecution.

Honestly, I was overwhelmed. I felt I needed to leave (and I did). The room’s polished wooden floor was suddenly host to the suffering church, sharing her trials, and I did not feel worthy to be present.

I do not know what they discussed, but I know now more than ever the importance of the task God has given GNPI. Media is one way the Message of God can go forth and touch hearts in places where freedom of speech is wishful thinking, the freedom to travel doesn’t exist, and worshipping Christ can cost you everything in this life.

In so many places around the world, following Christ is risky and requires counting the cost. As I studied the wooden floor and felt unworthy to be in the room, it felt like I was on holy ground.

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