Holy Week started yesterday with Palm Sunday. It was the day in which Jesus Christ leading up to His death and resurrection entered the City of Jerusalem riding a donkey. Both adults and children a like waving palm branches praising Him shouting “Hosanna.” In the midst of Egyptian Christians were worshiping the day bombs were set off in two churches killing 44, leaving many injured leaving a lot chaos. ISIS taking responsibility for the horrible massacre.
Survivors of the twin suicide bombings that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt Sunday, leaving 44 dead and more than 100 injured, described a scene panic and uncertainty immediately after the blasts.
The Palm Sunday bombings targeted worshippers celebrating the start of Holy Week. The first blast occurred at St. George Church in Tanta, which left 27 dead. The second was at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, which left 17 others dead, including three police officers.
What a horrendous thing to happen! We must pray for those Christians in the middle east. They are the ones who being targeted the most and persecuted. We must wake our leaders up to make sure these Christians are protected.
If we are to bring refugees to the western nations, it should be Christians. They are the ones in most danger.
Even though yesterday was a sad and horrific day, we should remember what they worshiping. They were worshiping Jesus Christ on His way to what would lead to His crucifixion and later His resurrection.
So as we remember our Lord Jesus Christ this week, we in the West need to thank God for our blessings. At ISIS has not targeted our churches yet. Let’s remember those Christians who died yesterday and pray for the protection loved ones. We should pray that this not happen again.