When the blood of Able cried out for vengeance, the Lord heard it's voice and confronted Cain. "Where is your brother?" Haughty and defiant, Cain, who had just murdered his brother, Able, responded to the Lord: "Why do you ask me? Am I my brother's keeper."
Mankind has been asking the same question for many, many generations. And the Lord's reply has not changed:
"And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise." Luke 6:31. "And the second is like, namely this: 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Mark 12:31) "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves." (Romans 15:1) And finally,"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." Hebrews 13:3
At this juncture in history, we have both the freedom and the responsibility to lift our voices on behalf of our sister in the Lord, Meriam Ibrahim. Her "crime" is our crime too. Even as Jesus boldly predicted: "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first." (John 15:8) And in Matthew 10:22, "You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved."
Please call out to the Judge of the whole earth on Meriam's behalf; continue to pray for her until the world news is full of her release and our victory. Besiege the Sudanese Embassies around the world with phone calls demanding Meriam's release. Obtaining phone numbers and email addresses are as close as your computer and the "Google" search. Take a few minutes out of your life and invest in the life of this one who is in our household of faith.
In 1946, Martin Niemoller, a German clergyman penned these words from a Nazi prison cell:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.