In the photograph on my previous post of Beppu city, you may have seen plumes of steam rising up from the ground, this is because Beppu is on top of a very large volcanic area.
This tied back into our team time this morning as we were reminded that in Nagasaki during the big persecution of the Christian church, the believers were sometimes thrown into the boiling waters to be killed.
We had read, “How precious in your eyes is the death of your faithful servants”. We saw two things this morning as we read that verse. One, that God notices and it was precious to him. The other was the faithfulness and commitment of the Japanese who choose death, rather than deny their faith in Jesus .