Daily Topic for December 01, 2008
Pray that the Peoples of Israel Accept Their Messiah!
This Christmas season, we need to begin by remembering the purpose and the message of the One who was born in Bethlehem. This is the headline, so to speak, of Jesus’ message to the Jews. When we repent, we turn from our old ways, and adopt the ways God has for us. It is a lifelong process, one which makes the Christian walk an adventure in learning and obeying. One of the sins we need to repent of is that of neglecting those without the gospel. Is there anything you need to repent of in this area?
Rose Warmer was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in 1909, and grew up amidst war and national rivalries. Hungary was on the losing side in World War I, and many Hungarians chose to blame their loss on the Jews living among them. Thus Rose learned very early the hazards of being Jewish.
Rose’s life was filled with deep searching and despair. For several years she read the Bible but didn’t understand what it said. Then in 1939, at the age of 30, she heard a Gospel sermon, which spoke of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. Three days later she surrendered her life to Him. With her new status as a registered church member, she was able to avoid being arrested by the Nazis. She used her freedom to offer comfort and assistance to fellow Jews, and to share Christ with them.
One day Rose saw a number of Jews being taken away. “It was a terrible scene, and I watched…so burdened for them all I could hardly breathe. Then a shock went through my body. I recognized some of the villagers. Some of them were my friends… If they were being taken over the border to be killed, I wanted to be killed with them. I felt I belonged to them. I was their teacher. I was the only one who could bring them the Word of God in their anguish.” (Continued tomorrow)Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for love and boldness for those ministering to Jewish people in Israel today.-AL