Daily Topic for December 31, 2007

Ps. 144:3
Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow"

Man is nothing! Nothing but a breath that lasts for a moment or a passing shadow. Furthermore, other parts of Scripture, especially the first chapter of Romans, tell of man’s evil desires and sinful nature. Doesn’t it cause God pain to constantly woo the unreached peoples, who are in rebellion against Him? Yes, indeed! But because of His love, His righteousness, and His holy character, God pursues unbelievers so that they may have abundant life just as we, His children do. In order to be righteous ambassadors of Christ, shouldn’t we be doing all we can to draw the unreached to Christ?

Lord, we renew our commitment to pray for the unreached peoples this coming year.

Sharwaya People

The truck groaned as it moved down the two-lane highway that connected Jordan with Syria. The driver was from the Sharwaya people group. His parents had been sheep herding nomads, but he had given up that life to live in a town and earn money as a truck driver. The man wondered if he was any happier in his new life. The materialism he had adopted as an adult left him just as empty as the boring life he had left behind.

Because of better education in Jordan and Syria, many Sharwaya people have abandoned the nomadic lifestyle and have settled in the towns that dot their homeland, located along the Jordan/Syria border. Most Sharwayas claim to be Muslim, although many of them are Muslims in name only. There are no known believers among the Sharwayas and no mission agency is currently working to reach them with the message of salvation.

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Pray that God will break the hold Islam and materialism have on the Sharwaya people. Ask the Lord to raise up the right people to reach out to this people group. May God use dreams, visions and His Word to convince this people group that Jesus is the only source of salvation. Pray that the Sharwaya people will soon have unhindered access to Christian radio and gospel recordings in their own dialect.-WK

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