Before Destruction:

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After Destruction:

Mar 5

The Christian monastery  Mar Elian was captured this summer  when ISIS militants captured the Syrian town of al-Qaryatain near Palmyra. This monastery was dedicated to a 4th-century saint, and it was an important pilgrimage site. It was also known to shelter hundred of Syrian Christians, fearing persecution and death.   ISIS posted pictures of the destruction on Twitter.

“Yet you, God, are sovereign still, always and ever sovereign. You’ll get up from your throne and help Zion— it’s time for compassionate help. Oh, how your servants love this city’s rubble and weep with compassion over its dust! The godless nations will sit up and take notice —see your glory, worship your name— When God rebuilds Zion, when he shows up in all his glory, When he attends to the prayer of the wretched. He won’t dismiss their prayer.”

Scripture Reference: Psalm 102:12-17 THE MESSAGE

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