In Egypt, 18 days changed history.
At this moment, we don’t know how things will play out in Egypt… but we know today that 18 days can change the world.
Our hope and prayer is that freedom and democracy take hold in authentic and real ways in Egypt… and that such freedom and democracy would spread in the region. But we honestly don’t know how the next phase of history will be written.
Watching the scenes of celebration on CNN today — the pure joy — was something to behold.
As far as we can tell, this was primarily a relatively unorganized youth movement, powered (or at least empowered) by social networking technology like Twitter and Facebook. But these are simply the tools — the tracts, the pamphlets, the communication avenues of our day.
It was also a dominantly non-violent movement.
18 days. Non-violent. Youth-led. World changing.
Revolution can still happen today.
Non-violent movements of ordinary people can still change the world.
These are things worth remembering — and celebrating — this week.
And please, keep praying for Egypt.