One of the greatest assurances Christians have, no matter where they live in the world, is that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. What a wonderful promise. This week, particularly, many Christians in Egypt are holding desperately close to this love as they grieve the loss of 21 of their own.
A jihadist group linking themselves with the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS – formerly known as ISIS) released a video on Sunday 15 February showing the beheading of the Egyptian Coptic Christian men on a beach in Libya. The men were captured in two separate kidnappings – in December 2014 and January 2015.