Daily Topic for August 27, 2014
This verse makes it abundantly clear that Jesus Christ is sovereign over all the earth. That means that He is the one we should look to, not to omens. This is great news for the Bumthangpa people, yet they may not know it. After all, they not only do not realize that He is in charge over the entire universe, but they also do not know about His loving-kindness.
Pray for the Bumthangpa people to be exposed to the loving-kindness of the sovereign Lord.
Athut clasped her older brother’s hand as they ran across the beautiful Choskhar Valley. “Hurry Athut, we must get to the market soon to buy rice for dinner!” As they ran to the toe of the valley where the capital city called “Jakar” is located, Athut’s brother said mischievously, “This city is where the head of a conqueror is buried. He could not conquer us!”
On the way home Athut shifted the small bag of rice on her head and pointed to the monastery on a beautiful hill overlooking the valley. “What’s that?” she asked her brother. He looked at it and replied, “As the lamas tried to decide where to build their monastery, a giant white bird flew upwards and landed on that hill. They knew it was an itas-mo, an omen. So they built there and called it the Castle of the White Bird.”
The 40,000 Bumthangpa people of the east-central portion of Bhutan are nearly 100 percent Buddhist; they also believe in the native Tibetan system of omens in nature that represent powerful, wrathful spirits. However, the love and kindness of God has permeated the people because there is a tiny believing Christian community scattered throughout the Bumthangpa region.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for these followers of Christ who are discriminated against in their villages, yet continue to remain faithful. Pray that the testimony of their lives in Christ will draw many Bumthangpa people to Him.