Many Shan people live in areas that might as well be on the moon for the difficulty of getting the gospel to them. For villages that are beyond any roads, within a war zone, cut off from access to foreigners and riddled with land mines, the dangers of reaching them with even essential supplies are prohibitive. Yet what is more essential than the gospel?
Whether a soul is across the room, across the street, across the oceans or across a jungle full of soldiers and land mines, the necessity of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ remains the same. Some Shan are prepared to die to fight for political freedom for their people. And a rare few are prepared to die to take the message of eternal life to their people. We must pray for these courageous Christians who are taking risks to spread the gospel amoung their land.
More people to be willing to take risks, doing whatever it takes to bring the Good News to those who have not heard in difficult to reach places. Praise God for those who are already doing this (Romans 10:14–15).
Peace and infrastructure to reach the Shan (John 16:33).
The title of this post is taken from a chapter title in the book Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. The premise of that book is that there is something more valuable than keeping our lives on earth, and something much worse than dying.