Something to cheer Christians in times of trouble.
“I know about your suffering and your poverty—but you are rich! I know the blasphemy of those opposing you. They say they are Jews, but they are not, because their synagogue belongs to Satan.Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:9-10)
Relate: Smyrna was a city in Turkey right up until the 1920’s. Well, technically it still exists today but the name was changed just over ninety years ago. World War I was effectively over for most but in southeast Europe it continued to rage on. According to the partition of the Ottoman Empire that was part of the ending of WWI, The Western…
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