Daily Topic for January 11, 2008
The book of Isaiah has been called “the Bible in miniature,” and rightfully so, for its 66 chapters present the person, work, and commission of Christ in a manner representative of the 66 books of the Bible. Isaiah here portrays the heavenly banquet in which men and women from every nation will rejoice in the goodness of God. Though Christ’s death has conquered the power of death for all who put their trust in Him, His return will banish the presence of death from the redeemed of every nation. How tenderly the Sovereign Lord will wipe away tears from faces upturned in joyful praise!
Wonderful Savior, we eagerly look forward to that day. Lead us on until we see You face-to-face!
For the past seven days you have read of the desperate plight of Darfur’s ethnic groups. The headlines of the papers scream each day of new atrocities committed in the ethnic cleansing. The brutal civil war has displaced 2.5 million; over 300,000 have been killed; and food, medicine, and the necessities of life are scarce.
But there is Hope! Frontiers has a team ministering in the midst of this chaos, and they are seeing miracles - thousands being blessed by Jesus! Mark (not his real name) leads a team that travels to villages, runs a clinic, feeds people, teaches them about hygiene, gives pre-natal care, and helps in any way they can.
One day Mark was talking with a group of prominent Muslim men, sheiks from surrounding villages. They sensed hope and wanted to know more. Mark told them that only Jesus could deal with their weight of sin. They prayed together and thanked Isa (Jesus) for taking their “big sack of sins” and trusted his death as a “bridge to God” for them. Reaching leaders usually results in reaching the masses. The team’s reach now extends to people of 70 villages, and they want Bibles! (From Frontiersonline.org)Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for Bibles, the JESUS Film and cassettes for all 70 villages. Pray for lasting fruit.-JS