Daily Topic for May 08, 2008
The passage of Romans 3:21-29 is a glorious one, proclaiming that we are justified not by the outward performance of the works of the Law, but by an inward heart of obedience and faith. The path to becoming righteous in God’s sight is the same for all men-“the gift of His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus” (v.24). Meditate on this great truth today. The very God that we worship is the same God over the entire human race. He’s the God of Animists, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Taoists, Buddhists, and others. They may not know it, but He is their God. How He longs to be their Savior, too! What a wonder it is that He has entrusted us with the gospel to share with them.
Pray that the Father will help us to see the unreached peoples as He does.
“Sarah, why did you go to the island of Curacao for your son’s Bar Mitzvah?” “The Rabbi in Curacao told us that there are a number of Jews and their Jewish families who are going to Caribbean islands for life-cycle events. They want to be there because Jews have a long history on the islands, dating back almost 360 years. Corey will never forget his Bar Mitzvah! He held a Torah that dates to 1320, one of the three oldest in the world! This synagogue is like a Jewish shrine. Rebbi Zelemyer said that many Jewish people on holiday want to visit and feel they are spiritually revitalized. He has heard that this is true of other Caribbean Islands where there has been a faithful practice of Jewish life.”
The Caribbean islands have been a source of strength for many Jews and some have been revitalized in their faith. However, there are Jews living on some Islands, such as Jamaica, who want to immigrate to Israel because of crime. The Caribbean Islands could be a valuable place for Christ’s followers to reach Jewish families who come from various parts of the world.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Lord will lead Messianic believers to become witnesses of His hope, love and strength to Jewish families who live and visit the islands.-PD