Daily Topic for December 02, 2008
Throughout the Gospel of Matthew, the author constantly refers to the fulfilled prophesies of Jesus. One of them is that He will be “God with us.” Who is “us” in this case? It’s very possible that the Jews considered “us” to be the Jews of Israel. But God had a much bigger plan. “Us” means all the nations of the world! Are your plans as big as God’s?
Pray that our plans will be as big as the God who sent His Son to Israel 2,000 years ago.
(Continued from yesterday)
One day in the spring of 1944, Rose Warmer walked into the street and allowed the police to arrest her. She joined fellow Jews as they were herded into a boxcar and shipped to Auschwitz.
For Rose there was an additional suffering. As she sought to tell fellow prisoners of Christ, most of them rejected her message, and rejected her as well. They deemed her, a Christian convert, no better than a Nazi. The other prisoners suffered together, but Rose often suffered alone. “The January cold in our cellar became intense. I began to wonder if I would freeze to death. The others kept alive at night by huddling together, but no one would let me come near them. Sometimes I shook so badly from the cold I would rattle against the side of my box, and the others would scream and curse me for making a disturbance. I prayed constantly that the Lord would help me endure.”
After the war’s end brought her freedom, Rose set her heart upon immigrating to Israel to continue sharing Christ with her people. She arrived there in August, 1950, two years after the nation’s founding, and immediately began witnessing to the Jews who had come from many nations back to their homeland. At first Rose was supported only by occasional gifts of money or food from individual Christians in various countries, but later became affiliated with the Hebrew Christian Fellowship.-AL (Continued tomorrow)Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the Lord to give His workers the same tenacity as that of Rose Warmer.