Storm Centres of History: Cairo

BBC Radio Devon – Pause for Thought:  Storm Centres

During the Pause for Thought recently, I’ve been talking about 7 places I have been to:  Storm-centres of history.

Today, we will go to Cairo, Egypt.

Each place I’ve chosen will be a place I have been to, either as a tourist or a missionary.

Each place is self-evidently interesting for the paradigm-shifting upheaval, the change and new course for humanity that they set.

All of them speak about the great themes of our existence:  justice, truth, freedom, good and evil, etc. and the enduring ability of human beings, bearing the image of God, to experience and endure great trials.

I was a missionary living in Cairo between 2005-07.  I learnt a little Arabic, and slowly grew into the strange new world of Egyptian culture.

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Blessed be Egypt My People

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There is the most astonishing collection of verses of promise in the Bible given by the prophet Isaiah around 700 BC.

“In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria.  The Assyrians will go to Egypt, and the Egyptians to Assyria.  The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together.  In that day, Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth.  The LORD Almighty will bless them saying, ‘Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.'”  (Isaiah 19:23-25) Continue reading “Blessed be Egypt My People”

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