A few days ago 21 Christian men were martyred on the shores of Tripoli, Libya. The back story is one of days of torture, trying to get these men to deny their faith in Christ. None of them would deny Christ. The results were seen on media around the world. 21 men werre willing to die rather than deny Christ!
Today, although they are dead to this world, they live with great joy in the presence of God. Their names added to the martyr's hall of fame. Men willing to die rather than deny Christ will be honored before the God they lived for....and died for.
As I thought about their stories, the days leading up to this day on the beach, there is a decision they had to make that determined life or death for them. They chose Christ....and found real life!
I want to take my stand with these men, men I highly respect for their faith and add my name to the list. I want to make the decision before it's ever necessary to say, "I would rather die than deny my Jesus!" I hope I don't have to make that choice, but if it ever comes the choice is already made....I choose Jesus.