Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I SAT AND CRIED

If somebody had to ask you a few months or a year from now, "What did you do whilst innocent, unarmed people were murdered in Burma?", what would you say you did?
I would have to say: "I just sat and cried."
If they had to ask you, "What could you have done?", what would you say?
I'm just an ordinary guy trying to be a humble scribe, I don't have any friends or even aquaintances in high places with pull, or an inside track to media, or the right ears. I'm not rich or famous, I don't even know anyone who is.
Watching the scenes on TV of the events in Burma, I was left stunned, shocked into silence; I just sat and cried.
I went into the Net. Again, I just sat and cried when I visited Blogging for Burma. I felt even more helpless, I wanted to say something, do something. Lack of skill with words leaves me robbed of having anything to say. If I could climb through this screen right now, I would take your hand on the mouse and go into Blogging for Burma for you - I can't even do that. You have to want to do it for yourself, and find some way in there to do something.
http://bloggingforburma.blogspot.com/
If the Burmese authorities have such contempt and disregard for their own priests' and citizen's life, where will it stop?
In Ezekiel 22:30, God speaks of finding one man in the gap, and He will save the nation.
I know missionaries in different parts of the world, I don't know anyone in Burma. I will stand in the gap and pray for them.
Do YOU know anyone who is in Burma?
Volunteer workers, missionaries, anyone from your neighbourhood, someone from your town, let us join together now and let us stand together in that gap, interceding for them and Burma.
Please let me know, so that we can pray together. So that we together, can do something - and must do something - because all the tears in the world won't wash away the blood that stained the fabric of our society.
What are you going to do, or tell me what you are doing?!

4 comments:

desertstar said...

thank you for the blog- right now I'm going to the blogging for burma site. I do know people in Burma- my church in Singapore has a very large Burmese congregation and many of their families are still back in Burma. We must stand in the gap!!!

floydcraig said...

Fantastic Article! I am featuring this article on Blogging for Burma and listing you in the Blogroll. Thank You for expressing all our feelings so well. (Big Hug) Floyd

bloggingforburma.blogspot.com

Helene said...

Hey Stan. I'm Heléne:) You left a note on my blog. Thank you for taking time to do that. And Thank you for writing straight from your heart. Thank you for not turning the TV off when you sat there watching the news. At many times that's where the compassion ends for people. So Thank you for taking it in, letting the sorrow grow into this text that will remember many to do the same. And as your sister I just wanna say it's good to know that God is merciful, loves justice and identifies with the afflicted. Psalm 146:7-9 "He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked." If you get any interesting info on missionary work there please let me now. Let's stand up for God's love and justice, pray and identify with the opressed in every way we can! Once again, Thank you. What you write matters greatly. /Heléne

Jesieblogjourney said...

We seem to take things for granted. This read reminds me to count my blessings. I used to know missionaries who visited Loas, and Cambodia to help improve their lives and spread the Gospel. However, I don't remember whether I know anyone ministering in Burma.
We are supporting a missionary to the Philippines at the moment. There is so much more to do....