URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR UKRAINE & RUSSIA
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
It is somehow difficult these days
to read the first phrase "always rejoice".
I was born and raised in the former
Soviet Union. During this time, I managed to finish middle school, University,
and served in the Soviet Army (2 years) - in a tank repair battalion in
Siberia, not far from Khabarovsk and the border with China.
The Russian military concept is not
much different from the Soviet one, which was "victory at any cost".
The life of a soldier is valued less than a Kalashnikov assault rifle. At that
time there was no big difference between Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, and
other nations. Only Jews were kept at a distance (Slavic anti-Semitism
Today I watch with horror what had
happened. Russia is bombing Ukraine. This was unimaginable even in a nightmare.
It is clear that the Elites solve imperial problems, and the people pay for
everything with their blood. I can feel this problem, but it is impossible to
express it in a page of text. One solution is "pray without ceasing"
1 Thessalonians 5:17. Joy can be forgotten for now.