The Assassination Wall

It is election time in Nicaragua, with presidential and congressional elections taking place on Sunday November 6th.  Only a handful of times in its history has the government of Nicaragua been able to change hands without bloodshed.  We are praying that this can be one of those times.  Please pray with us that justice will prevail, that an honest election will be held, and that God will visit this nation with His own presence.

There are a few churches here in Matagalpa that are meeting daily to pray for the city and the nation.  One of the things we are praying most fervently is that God will suppress violence.  This morning a young lady brought us this very appropriate scripture from the prophet Habakkuk (2:11-14).

11 For the stone will cry out from the wall, And the beam from the timbers will answer it.

12 “Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, Who establishes a city by iniquity!

13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts That the peoples labor to feed the fire, And nations weary themselves in vain?

14 For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.

After prayer I took this picture of this bullet riddled wall where the “revolutionaries” murdered citizens of our city after the overthrow of Somoza in the late 70s and early 80s.  May we join with the stones of this wall and cry out to God that He will, as He promised Israel through Habakkuk, answer the injustice of senseless violence with a flood of His own glorious presence.