Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Transition in Cuba

As we observe monumental changes in the island nation of Cuba, my prayers continue to rise for brothers and sisters from that nation who serve Christ. They love their country and they love their Lord. They desire only to worship him freely and see His glory pour over their island. May God continue to bless them during and beyond this time of transition.

In case you don't know what I'm talking about, Fidel Castro has today resigned from his position leading the government of Cuba. See the New York Times report here. Castro's younger (76?) brother Raul has served in Fidel's stead for several months and now receives the office indefinitely and officially.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

you ain't just whistlin' dixie

Dave Miller said...

Always love to see the young folks given a chance.

Kinda makes John McCain look a little younger, doesn't it?

Les Puryear said...

Bart,

I had the privilege of going to Cuba in 2004 with two other men to preach and encourage the people in a baptist church there. Their faith struck me as much stronger than ours as they had virtually nothing materially speaking but their faces shone with the light of Christ.

My prayers are for my Cuban friends and that their country will soon be released from its oppression.

Big Daddy Weave said...

My late grandfather, James O. Weaver (a SBTS graduate) was a Virginia Baptist pastor for over four decades. Before Fidel came to power, my grandfather had established a sister-church relationship with a Baptist congregation in Havana. After Fidel took over, the pastor of that church in Cuba disappeared and the church was destroyed. With Fidel gone, one can only hope that the situation will change, economic embargo lifted and many new churches planted.

CB Scott said...

Big Daddy,

I agree. Maybe we can work together to see such a thing happen.

cb