Daily Topic for January 25, 2008
What a beautiful picture of God’s deliverance of His children! So many “things” accompanying our earthly life can become great weights, binding us and holding us down. Those who have faced extreme difficulty in the service of Christ testify that human extremity actually brings a wonderful freedom. It is like a bondslave’s freedom: having died to his own freedom, he is now free to completely serve the Master he loves. And Christ promises His presence with us-especially in our moment of trial and especially as we go forth in His service.
From subtle love of softening things, from easy choices, weakenings… From all that dims thy Calvary, O Lamb of God deliver me. (Amy Carmichael)
“It was a miracle! The commander of the [rebel] Sudanese army barracks, who is not a Christian, gave our Bible League people permission to work among the soldiers!” Dr. Kitavi continued his report, “As a result, more than 1,000 soldiers have committed their lives to Christ and have been baptized.”
Here is one soldier’s testimony: “I joined a Sudan liberation army group when I was 17. I wanted to destroy and kill every Arab. Then one day a man visited our barracks and started a Bible study program. He said ‘those who have committed atrocities on innocent people should not be afraid to repent without condemnation.’ God’s Word became real in my heart and I cried out in repentance, realizing my hatred was not biblical. I thank God for the Bible League for bringing light to Sudan.”
Sudan’s people speak hundreds of different languages and dialects. The Bible has been translated in seven of these; the New Testament in 15, and 21 of the languages have portions of the Bible. The Bible League has been able to reach many in the Sudanese (rebel) army because they have the available Scriptures translated in the languages of the soldiers.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that more Bible translation work will be completed. Pray that God will work through Bible League workers and the Sudanese Christians to reach all soldiers and Muslim people groups in Sudan, so that many can experience God’s enduring love.-PD