Daily Topic for June 03, 2007

1 Corinthians 9:19
"Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible."

These words of Paul the apostle remind us of the real meaning of the incarnation of Jesus. Paul realized the great significance of Christ’s willingness to take on the form of a servant. When he met the risen Lord on the road to Damascus, Paul personally confronted the wonderful mystery of God reconciling man to Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. Though as God He was free from all men, Jesus took on the limitation of our humanity so that He could “win as many as possible (I Cor. 9:19).” Paul adopted this as the key strategy of his ministry to the Gentile peoples across the Mediterranean world.

Lord, show us what it means to become “slaves” to the world’s peoples. Use our submission to draw many men and women to faith in Christ Jesus.

Muslim Enim People of Indonesia

(Continued from yesterday)

By this time Margaret Morgan was also well established on the nursing staff at Sai Buri, Thailand.  Under her gentle exterior she “was a very definite, determined little person… with a way of planning everything meticulously and thoroughly.” When she returned to England on furlough, she did research on leprosy. 

In 1973, to their delight, Minka Hanskamp and Margaret Morgan were assigned to leprosy work together. They both enjoyed singing, and Margaret kept a notebook in which she pasted extracts of poems and sayings that had inspired her. Later these would have special meaning. In 1974, Minka and Margaret opened the clinic at Pujud as usual. 

Suddenly a green Mazda taxi drove up, and three men got out. “Come with us,” they demanded. The women were pushed down into the taxi, sacks put over their heads, and the engine roared as the Mazda shot off down the lane and out of sight. 

It wasn’t until March 1975, that the remains of Margaret and Minka were found. Both had been shot through the backs of their heads by Malay terrorists. The funeral service was full of joyful singing in spite of the circumstances.-AL from Minka and Margaret, The heroic story of two nurses captured in the jungle, by Phyllis Thompson, OMF Books, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., 1976.

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Pray that God will soon raise up believers from the Malay world to take His blessings to the lost Muslims of Indonesia and Malaysia.

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