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Monday, February 03, 2003


God's blessing on the Assyrians
An offhand comment from Instapundit pointed me to Nineveh.com, an Assyrian website where I learned, among other things, that the Assyrians were among the first peoples to accept Christianity when it came along, reportedly adopting it as state religion in AD 174. This make me consider the story of Jonah, and how he preached to the Assyrians in Nineveh, and they repented--though, if you read the rest of the Bible, you see that the repentance wash short lived. That's always made me somewhat sad. But now I've learned that God did indeed bless the Assyrians for that repentance, and is continuing to bless them. But, as with so many of God's blessings, it comes in a form that the world would hardly recognize. I pray that a little more recognizeable blessing will come their way when the nation that most of them live in--Iraq--is liberated in the coming months.
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