After Peter's profession of faith in Jesus as Messiah, Jesus utters several powerful phrases. One of them is this: "I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." How often do we take comfort in that fact when confronted with people vehemently opposed to Christianity?
WorldNetDaily is reporting that the Son of top Hamas leader converts to Christianity.
Humanly speaking, areas like the Gaza strip and southern Lebanon are almost beyond hope. They are like stony ground or perhaps, more like solid concrete -- places where it is almost impossible for the Gospel to take root. Violence is in the news daily but God remains unfazed: "The LORD is in the heavens, He does whatever He pleases" Psalm 135:6.
Stories like this remind me that no person, place, nation or region is beyond the reach of God. So in the face of those who hate the Cross of Christ let us not shrink away. Nor let us trust in our own strength. Rather let us look to the Lord in heaven who delights to do the unexpected as He subdues a people for Himself (Westminster Shorter Catechism Q. 26) from 'every tribe, nation and tongue' (Revelation 5:9). Christ is building His Church and nothing can thwart His purposes.
(HT The Pearcey Report)