King David so eloquently put it…”even when I try to be silent, your Word burns inside me.” I have found this to be true as a Christian. The more you know Scripture, the more you study, the more you memorize, the greater the flame inside you, and it is uncontainable.
Jesus is loyal. Jesus is faithful. Jesus is the Messiah. Words that cannot be contained. Because they are simply true.
Even when certain Japanese officials tried to extinguish the flame of Christianity in its soil, the flame always returned…like the birthday candles that are intended to be trick candles– they cannot be blown out, so it will always be with Christianity. Even if we do not praise God, the rocks will cry out. His Name WILL be praised.
I praise Him today of my own accord. I am not tortured for my faith. I am not dying for my faith. Although with each day we get closer to our death, many of us will not have to be martyrs. It is true that to live is Christ and to die is gain. Dying is not really the worst fear….my worst fear is not truly living for Christ.
I will choose to not be silent. I come with pies: vanilla cook and serve pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, dutch apple pie, whatever it might be…I bring Good News. My road is not nearly as hard as many Christian martyrs must take. They sought God’s glory and not their own. My life is an offering and I can be content to offer whatever I have to Him…in word and deed, knowing all my deeds compare nothing to His, but to also know that He delights in our hearts belonging to Him and serving Him.
I hear the sound of singing. Not silence. On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.