Church + the Cross = Hope

YohannaWhen I look at the church, what gives me hope?

by Yohanna Katanacho

My name is the church of the Middle East. Death is below me, above me, beside me, around me, and in me. I am doomed, bleeding, and I can see only a cross. One cross for me and for another abandoned man. I am one moment away from complete destruction.

Nevertheless, to be crucified with him and for his sake is never the end. Christ is risen and I am waiting.

A Palestinian evangelical, Rev. Dr. Yohanna Katanacho serves as the Academic Dean of Bethlehem Bible College. He is the author of several books, including The Land of Christ: A Palestinian Cry (Wipf & Stock, 2013).

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