"And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and the sinner? Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right." (1 Peter 4:18-19 NASB)
We are all suffering in some way. Suffering has become more noticeable of late. Fear of death, loss of idols and diminished physical freedoms have led to universal sufferings among the heathen. The saints are being tried and refined in these circumstances that are beyond our control. To one I would say. "Repent and Believe." To the other I would say, "Toughen-up!" We can endure all things for our Lord when we believe we are living in His will for us.
There are saints who are suffering unto death from disease, famine and persecution. A widow's trial may come when food for her children requires conversion to another faith. Now that there has been weeks of no work, the poor in Pakistan are crying out to heaven for their daily bread. Remember Christ teaching us how to pray? Is this lockdown for us more than an inconvenience, something hard to adjust to? I hope so. If there is going to be suffering in our lives let it be for the sake of the gospel.
"Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God," (2 Timothy 1:8 NASB)
"Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, 'I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.'" (John 8:12NASB) Is this what you want? It is amazing! Come into the light and follow Him, He will show you what He wants you to see. Do you want to see? Maybe not! It's a pretty sorry sight. Reminds me of the time Jesus asked an odd question regarding His coming.
"And the Lord said, 'Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?'" (Luke 18:6-9NASB)
If all who called themselves Christians were following Christ they would be Christians. Things would be amazing. Can you imagine your love being poured out into the lives of those in need? And being loved back? Allowing ourselves to selflessly care. All the while knowing that "caring" requires our time and even resources. Can you imagine people paying attention to each other? Risking it all to follow Christ's leading. The light would be near blinding.
I have seen the magnification of light when God's children come together for the purposes of God. Men and women, who are following Jesus, accomplish the will of His Father. Grace Believers Society USA/PAK is following Christ and doing His Fathers will. Our boast is in Jesus who shows us the way.
Time to update this site and spend a few days witnessing to God's grace poured out through and to His children. Perhaps in showing you we will be blessed by having your light in Christ added to ours. This way we will be magnifying His name in among the people of Pakistan.