Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Continued Prayers for Danny Pye

One of our recent prayers in preparation has been for perseverance and strength through adversity. As we have mentioned here before, our good friend Danny Pye has been in a Haitian prison for over 4 months. Through dedicated prayer, journalistic work and phone calls people from all over the world have been petitioning for his release. While this has been encouraging to see how far this news has traveled, it is also disheartening to know he is as of today still in jail. One of the questions that we have discussed is what we would do in a similar situation. While there are no easy answers, we have been comforted by Jesus’ words in Luke 4:

[18] “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
[19] to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
(Luke 4:18-19 ESV)

Here Jesus announces the begining of his minstry and a reminder of the power of God that is good news to the poor, the blind, the oppresed and the captive. So as we pray for Danny let us pray fervently for his release not only because it is just, and to reunite him to his family in Haiti and Florida, but also as a reminder of God’s grace to us in setting us free from our sin.

1 comment:

  1. Contratulations to you both and your family. And thank you for your decision to sacrifice for the needy of Haiti. I know Danny is grateful for your support and prayers.

    Tim Heck