11 08 2012

I have heard the Tour de France commentator, Phil Liggett, mention the Pyrenees Mountains. The Principality of Andorra is located in these mountains, between France and Spain. It is primarily a nominally Catholic region, with over 86,685 people living there, but, so it would seem, little genuine fervour for the gospel.

Formerly a ‘smugglers refuge’, these days Andorra attracts well-heeled tourists, financiers, and those taking advantage of duty-free goods. It is surrounded by the EU, but not part of it. There are 10 million tourists annually.  So, materialism, and a pleasant present-paradise, makes it difficult for the gospel to gain  hearing.

So, yes, if you feel a call to this part of the world, to share the gospel—it may be pleasant living, but hard going.

Dear Lord God, thank you that you desire that none should perish, but that all might come to know your grace, mercy, forgiveness for selfishness and greed, and that all may turn to you and receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.  Help the Christians in this place, and those who visit as tourists, to share your Word concerning the even more glorious future of creation, to be given to the human race, through Christ’s resurrection power. Amen. 




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