Daily Topic for May 28, 2008

Romans 15:21/Isaiah 52:15
"...but as it is written: 'To whom He was not announced, they shall see; and those who have not heard shall understand.'"

Neither Isaiah nor the disciples had any idea how far the fame and glory of Christ would go at the time this was written. A few short years before Paul quoted this verse, the idea of sharing the gospel with a Roman soldier was very strange to Peter. Could any of them even imagine what we are now seeing in the world? It once seemed unthinkable to all of us that people would come to the Lord in places like the Punjab, Mongolia and Nepal. Where will the Lord move next? He might just be waiting for you to pray before He moves His almighty hand in one of the world’s darkest places!

As you pray next month, pray as if He is waiting for you to intercede for the unreached.

Brahmins in U.S.

I met Naresh while flying to New Delhi. He is a Brahmin in his late 20s working as a computer engineer in America’s Pacific Northwest. As we talked, Naresh learned that I was going to India to teach at a Bible school. His eyes brightened. “Why do Christians do these things?” he asked. “Why go to so much expense and trouble for people you don’t know?” I had prayed at take off that God would open an opportunity to share the message of Christ. I felt astonished when the door opened so wide.

Naresh and his lovely wife Asha were flying back to India for the Hindu Dewali “festival of light” to be with their extended family. I wish I had known Dewali’s symbolism with light. I might have responded differently to his question.

Naresh and Asha are two of more than 2,000,000 Indian nationals in the U.S. Many of them are Brahmins: Intelligent, well-educated but geographically separated from their extended families. Few Brahmins would give an American or an Indian-cultural church a chance to show them that they need Christ alone. They need to hear the gospel in a way that they can understand.

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Pray that God will send more culturally-sensitive ambassadors to Brahmins in the West. Pray that Hindus you see in your city will meet the Light of the World.-EF

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