Tyrants rule in different ways. A generation of Afghans who thought they were liberated from their tyranny talk about betrayal by the U.S. and its allies to the western press.
seizing the city of Zaranj, the capital of the Nimruz province. Over the next nine days, the jihadists systematically took over the provincial capitals all across the south, west, and north, before moving toward the Afghan capital, Kabul, in the east, isolating it from multiple directions and then taking it earlier today. President Ashraf Ghani has fled to Tajikistan, taking with him the legal government, and the Taliban are now back in power, almost exactly twenty years after they were deposed.
Reports are coming in that there are desperate crowds at Kabul airport as Afghans try to escape Taliban rule.
I will comment in a later article on the reasons for why the Taliban were able to reassert themselves so quickly, basing my comment on recent analysis and reports from the region.
For now I want to address something fundamental.
Jesus is the way to trust in God, the way to not fear death. In stressful times, in times of loss people can sometimes see more clearly.
“Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.” – Luke 24:31, NIV
We need to pray. Of course action follows prayer, but first let's pray.
God, you are powerful over all things, including the grave. Thank You for sending Jesus so I could know hope. May the Afghans know your hope in the middle of this crisis. In Jesus’ name, Amen.