08/2/12
Underground Church Hainan China - Photo by Surfing The Nations

Underground Church Hainan China

Underground Church - Hainan China

Underground Church Hainan China – Photo by Surfing The Nations

Underground Church Hainan China

Photo by Michael J Photography

This photo speaks volumes even without words.  A young mother brings her infant child with her to an underground church meeting in Hainan China.  She knows the danger she faces now, and she knows the danger her child will likely face later if the child also chooses to become a follower of Jesus.

Yet, she also knows the dangers of not bringing her child up in the faith, and so she makes the only decision she can.  For the sake of her child, she will do all she can to make sure that Christ is honored in their home, and in their hearts.  She realizes that the worldly powers can harm the body, but they can’t touch the soul.  She and her child will ultimately be safe in the arms of Jesus, and will experience life in God’s Kingdom now and for all eternity.  She may be oppressed for a time, but she’s not a victim – she’s a Christian, a child of God, a follower of Jesus, a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.

She prays for the real victims – those who are still under the influence of the enemy, those who are waging war against Christ, her Lord, her Savior and King.

The above comments reflect what I see when I look at this photo.  What do you see?

Original photo posted by Surfing The Nations can be found at:

http://foter.com/f/photo/4057363560/f47808ddcf/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfingthenations/4057363560/