As the furor over the plight of Afghan Christian Abdul Rahman intensifies, the U.S. government is putting pressure on Afghani president, Hamid Kharzai, to release him.
Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, in meetings with the Afghan minister has urged him in very strong terms to press for the release of Rahman. In addition, President Bush has vowed to use the leverage that the U.S. holds over Afghanistan to effect this. The governments of Great Britain, Germany and Australia have also weighed in on the situation.
As encouraging as this sounds, let us remember that ultimately this situation is in God’s hands. Let us continue to pray that His will be done, that His grace be with Bro. Rahman, and that people will be drawn to Christ through these events. Reports are already coming in regarding an increase in requests for Bibles and inquiries about Christ in Afghanistan.
May God be glorified.