Monday, December 6, 2010

Amazing Grace

These men are singing Amazing Grace in the Roman Colosseum. This is the location where thousands of Christians were put to death for their faith in the Lord. In Fox's Book of Martyrs it states that most of the Christians killed here were fed to lions or stoned. In the video you will see that it is lit with huge spotlights. However, during the times of Christian persecution, when it got dark, the emperor would choose many of the Christians to be nailed to crosses around the stadium and rubbed down with tar and lit on fire to light the arena.
I don't know if the men who are singing this are Christians. But as a Christian, I can't watch this video and think about what happened here and what thousands of men and women were willing to do for the Lord and not feel ashamed.


Candace said...

I get chills everytime I watch this video!
Can you imagine what it's going to be like in heaven...we will praise the Lord w/beautiful voices forever and ever! :)

I believe it was Sandi who sent me this video some time ago.

Anne said...

When I read what you wrote,Katie, and listen to this song I think of this verse.
Re 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

2Co 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Ro 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

grandaddy said...

This reminds me of how the great kingdoms of this world will pass away and Jesus Christ (with his saints) will take over the world.

Imagine the eternal rewards these dear CHRISTIANS will receive after being persecuted unto death for Christ sake!!!

Also these great world leaders will stand in judgement for every single Christian they persecuted.

Kristin said...

I loved the video, Katie. What tribute to those that died for Christ. Imagine them in heaven singing in God's presence and Nero in hell in torment.