2017: Hundreds of thousands gather in Kiev to praise Jesus Christ Our Lord
(Thanks to Susan for the news tip)
This happened last fall, and somehow we missed it. Not that the mainstream nooze media in the West made anything like a big deal over it.
The president of the Ukraine signed an order recognizing the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and in the streets of Kiev, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to praise Our Lord Jesus Christ and the gospel (http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2017/september/hundreds-of-thousands-gather-in-the-streets-of-ukraine-to-praise-the-name-of-jesus).
Not long ago in my own lifetime, the Ukraine was a slave state of the Soviet Union, site of Josef Stalin’s man-made famine that killed millions in the 1930s. The official religion was atheism. Until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
Ukraine has had its troubles since gaining independence. Russia has seized Crimea and occupied Ukrainian territory on its borders. Russian troops are still there.
But even that couldn’t depress the spirit of the Ukrainian people, who turned out in vast numbers to celebrate the one and only king whose right it is to rule: Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And there were surely many in those crowds who remembered a time when such a celebration would have gotten them all shot or packed off to the gulags in Siberia.
We here in America would do well to remember it, too.