“Joseph" works with TWR in the Middle East, and on today's Footsteps, "Joseph" introduces us to Power In Persecution--a radio program that TWR airs in Joseph's part of the world.  So, for that persecuted follower of Christ in the Middle East, how can there be "power in persecution"? I'm reminded of the stoning of Stephen. 

"And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.'  And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, 'Lord, do not hold this sin against them.'  And when he had said this, he fell asleep." (Acts 7:59-60, ESV)

Think about that scene!  As Stephen is being pummeled with rocks, not only does he ask God to forgive his murderers, but he is able to fall asleep because God grants him a peace "which surpasses all understanding" (Philippians 4:7, ESV).  So again, let me ask, how can there be power in persecution?  Because God is a powerful God, and He does not abandon His children when they are undergoing persecution.

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(Photo of Andy Napier interviewing "Joseph")






About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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