These days, everyone is talking about “preparation” for the upcoming situation in Myanmar. People positively hope for a major turning point in the country’s ongoing political unrest in this year. For this happen, the leaders in the civilian government back forces informed the people how they had been preparing and encouraged to be strong in their supports and hope for good. The people of Myanmar are still strong and resilient in their hope. Nevertheless, if more fightings broke out nationwide, there will be many inevitable humanitarian crisis and brokenness until the decisive outcome is achieved.
As the people of Myanmar prepare for the toughest yet hopeful situation ahead, how should the churches in Myanmar prepare themselves to minister the people with God’s message of hope, love, and life with actions?
We have a good example in the book of Acts. The early churches, both the Jews and the Gentiles, united into one in Christ and focus on what really matter. As a result, they spread the good news throughout the Roman World beginning from Jerusalem. Similarly, the churches in Myanmar should come into one body and prepare themselves to best minister the people especially in this time of great brokenness. It is a time to focus what is important: sharing the gospel and establish God’s kingdom in Myanmar. May the churches in Myanmar be able to focus on the similarities to differences, self-glory to God’s glory, and self-interests to everyone’s interests. May their hands joined together as one in Christ and effectively serve and stand with the suffering people in Myanmar.
Let’s pray for the unity in the churches and the unity in the people of Myanmar for freedom and justice.