Daily Topic for November 03, 2008
Have you ever doubted God’s Word? Be honest, we all have. But it’s wonderful to know that even those hard to accept verses did not get there by accident. By faith, we can accept them as His thoughts, and thank Him for His truth. What about those who do not have access to God’s Word? Don’t they have a right to know what their Creator thinks? Shouldn’t they have access to His “flawless” thoughts, so they can give Him thanks and praise?
Pray for God to extend the work of groups like Wycliffe Bible Translators that are trying to get His Word to every tribe, tongue and nation.
The Church in Turkey responded in a way that honored God as hundreds of believers and dozens of pastors flew in to stand by the small church and encourage the believers, take care of legal issues, and represent Christians to the media.
In an act that hit front pages in the largest newspapers in Turkey, the widow, Susanne Geske, in a television interview, expressed her forgiveness. She did not want revenge, she told reporters. “Oh God, forgive them for they know not what they do,” she said, wholeheartedly agreeing with the words of Christ on Calvary (Luke 23:34). In a country where blood-for-blood revenge is as normal as breathing, many reports have come to the attention of the church of how this comment of Susanne Geske has changed lives. One columnist wrote of her comment, “She did in one sentence what 1000 missionaries in 1000 years could never do.”
Reported by Darlene N. Bocek, April 24, 2007, ASSIST News Service (ANS), http://www.assistnews.net E-mail: email@example.comLearn more at joshuaproject.net
Please pray for the Church in Turkey. “Don’t pray against persecution, pray for perseverance,” urges Pastor Fikret Bocek. We urge you to pray that someday at least one of those 10 boys will come to faith because of the testimony in death of Tilman Geske, who gave his life as a missionary to his beloved Turks, and the testimonies in death of Necati Aydin and Ugur Yuksel.