Guest Blog Post: A Christian in Egypt

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in Africa

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The following blog is the latest of seven blog accounts from a co-worker in Egypt about the chaotic, changing situation in Egypt in the last two weeks:

June 28:

It’s been three days now since Dr. Mohamed Morsi was announced as the new president of Egypt. I have to admit that it took me and many Egyptian Christians a while before we restored our balance after receiving the news.

Egypt was entirely shaken on Sunday. Some Egyptians jumped in joy for the victory of their man, while others sat down in a far corner and cried after the bitter defeat.

The time between the closing of the polls and the announcement of the elections result was very hard on all of us. Seven full days were too long to wait. The entire atmosphere was wrapped in confusion. The church prayed a lot and Christians cried out loudly to the name of the Lord to save our country. We became tired!

There are now a few solid facts that can be clearly related to the situation of the Christians of Egypt:

How wonderful to read the words of Psalm 23: The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. MY Shepherd is very close to me and He does lead me even in the valley of the shadow of death; this is exactly when I fear no evil because He is with me, walking by my side.

What a glorious privilege we Christians have.