This story has just blown me away. The idea that a woman can be imprisoned for her faith in the 21st century is completely frightening. Under Muslim law, she had no choice in her faith. Meriam was required to be Muslim because her father was, a father who was absent from her upbringing. Her marriage to an America citizen was declared invalid because he was a Christian.
Stories like this remind me that while being a Christian in the United States is not as popular or easy as it once was, we really have no idea of how difficult people outside our nation have it. We are inconvenienced by opinions and rhetoric. In other countries, professing Christ is literally a life and death decision.
May be always know how blessed we are and remember to pray for those who are not.