Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Perpetua: A Christian Heroine

I just read about some Voice of the Martyrs representatives who went to an Arabic church here in the US, where the members are from Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq. I would imagine the people from that church would know something of what persecution is. These representatives showed the children from the church a DVD made by VOM. This DVD is the story of Perpetua. Do your children know about her?  If you look her up, you'll find she was a young woman in her early twenties who became a Christian when it was illegal to do so. She was married and had an infant son but could not bring herself to turn from her faith in Christ. She was brutally martyred for that.

After viewing this story of Perpetua in the above mentioned church, the kids were asked what they would do if they woke up one day and found it was illegal to be a Christian. Some of their responses are recorded at the Kids of Courage blog and they're very interesting. You might want to read them here

I wonder what many of our children would say after reading the life of this one Christian heroine and that of many others. I wonder how it would impact their lives to learn more about the courageous Christians who gave their lives in service, and some who gave their lives literally.

I hope and pray some of us will take this to heart in our homes. And may our great God bless your children for it.

Maxine, a/k/a Nanna

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