After days of cyberspace silence it is wonderful to receive news from Egypt and to hear that people we know and have been praying for are doing well.
Anglican Bishop Mouneer Anis has sent out a letter via ACNS (Anglican Communion News Service) giving thanks for prayers and messages received from around the world. He writes, “In the midst of the turmoil which Egypt is going through, we have felt that the Lord is very near to us. We have experienced his peace, and we were assured of his protection.”
He reports that security guards have now returned, and in their absence Muslims and Christians worked together to guard churches, homes, and streets, and have arrested looters and turned them over to the army. And the Bishop sends the news we’ve been waiting to hear: “I admired all our expatriate clergy and diocesan staff who refused to leave Egypt in order to stay in the midst of the people who decided not to go, even when their Embassies encouraged them to leave and provided airplanes to do so.”
The entire text of the Bishop’s message can be read here: A Letter from the Bishop of Egypt.
Pray for peace in Egypt and the future of her new government, and for continued positive relations between Christians and Muslims there.