The government has established a new religious body called the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority (RAA). The RAA is to teach the life of the prophet Mohammed to adults and children. They will monitor school curriculum and watch for “blasphemous” content on websites and social media. Human rights groups, women’s rights advocates, and religious minorities, including those representing Christian churches, have all expressed concern that the RAA will further limit their freedoms. Today we marvel at the coming of Jesus into our world, to bring freedom and break the chains of oppression. Pray that the Church in Pakistan will have the courage and voice to spread the word concerning Jesus Christ (The Bible, Luke 2:15-20).