Thursday, 26 August 2010

Be Faithful

My two sibling are in Switzerland right now, and they visited the Waldensian Valleys of La Torre, Torre Pellice, Pra Dell Torno, Angrogna and the Mt Castelluzzo. The Waldensians were Christians that lived in the mountains and valleys near the roman catholics. The catholics tried time and time again to convert them to roman catholicism, but they held fast to the truth even though often times they were thrown over precipice to a cruel death below, slaughted like pigs. As in this sonnet that Milton wrote: -

"Avenge, O Lord, Thy slaughtered saints, whose bones
Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold.
* * * in Thy book recorded their groans
Who were Thy sheep, and in their ancient fold,
Slain by the bloody Piedmontese, that rolled
Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans
The vales redoubled to the hills, and they
To heaven."
(* * * - their names)

But they held fast to their Redeemer, Who lives. Through all trials and conflicts, they held onto one motto - Be Faithful. They were Faithful even unto death. And "The Light shines into the darkeness". They were missionaries to the catholics, and the light from their story has never gone out.
Let us, hold to their motto, let us Be Faithful. They went through many a hard times, death from enemies always on there trail, but they stayed Faithful. We should praising and thanking God for the easy time we have, but it won't always be that way.

Lord stay by our side, and help us to Be Faithful and to shine the light into the darkness that those who don't know you might find the Light and be saved. Amen.

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