Strong Christians

Many people are thrilled when they reach retirement age. Why? Because they have the freedom to travel and enjoy their hobbies. But getting older has a negative side, too. Often people of this age start having more medical problems. One older person said, “Getting older isn’t easy!”

Being a Christian isn’t easy either! More and more people around the world are now persecuted for their Christian faith. It seems that people are tolerant of other religions, but continue to harass Christians. If Christians stand strong for God’s Word, they are called haters or extremists.

God wants us to obey Him and stand up for what is right, whether
we are persecuted or not. 1 Peter 3:14 tells us what happens when we suffer for doing what is right. “But you may suffer for doing right. If that happens, you have God’s blessing. ‘Don’t be afraid of the people who make you suffer; don’t be worried.’” Peter also said that we should remain holy and always be ready to share about Jesus with others.

Perhaps you will face some persecution today. Remember to depend on God and not be afraid. God will bless you for being a strong Christian.