Daily Topic for October 24, 2014
We fear the One who can forgive sins. Why? He alone can do it, and He controls our eternal destiny! Yet, we can also cherish Him for the same reason!
Pray that the Rangrez people will fear and cherish the One who alone has the power to forgive sins. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give this people group the gift of faith in Christ so that His Kingdom will be extended.
Ali dipped white cloth into a warm liquid as he worked in his shop in one of the large cities of Pakistan. His family was part of the Rangrez people group, a community that earns their living by dyeing cloth. Ali watched the white cloth gradually turn red in the dipping pans he used in his work. “You’re a good man,” said an old customer as he watched Ali work. Ali knew he was far from perfect. He knew that sin was like the red dye he was using. Once it colored a piece of cloth, it would never come out. Ali worshipped Allah regularly, but he still felt dirty inside. He knew his sins hadn’t been forgiven. Perhaps Allah will forgive a sinner like me, he thought.
Long ago the Rangrez people group had lived in India. Back then they had been Hindus and had worshipped Vishnu. Centuries ago Muslim missionaries converted this people group to Islam. Since the partition of India in 1947, many Rangrez moved to Pakistan; but many still live in India. Experts believe that almost all Rangrez are Muslims. There are no known followers of Christ among this people group.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Rangrez will realize that only Christ can blot out the red stain of sin from their lives. May this people group come to see Jesus Christ as much more than the prophet that is depicted in the Qur’an. Ask God to send faithful believers to reach out to the Rangrez with the message of salvation.