Published on December 10th, 2014
The following report from a Christian in India told what happened on Christmas last year at a house church.
A widow and her daughter organized a Christmas prayer meeting at their house at 7:30 p.m. on December 25, 2013. A pastor and other believers gathered to honor Jesus.
Most of the people in their village and in all the nearby villages were Hindus. As the Christians started to worship, about 20 radical Hindus rushed into the house. They shouted at the Christians and scolded everyone in bad language. They said the Christians were spoiling the Hindu culture.
They snatched Bibles from the Christians’ hands and tore them in pieces. Then they called the police and falsely reported that the Christians were forcing Hindus to become Christians. The police came and took the pastor and five Christians to jail.
A lawyer helped them get released the next morning.
Pray for peace for Christians in India and around the world this Christmas.
To Think About
- In what ways will you celebrate Christmas this year?
- Will any of your celebrations put you in danger?
- How can you use your freedom in ways that honor Jesus?