Daily Topic for February 13, 2009
What a note of assurance, of triumph, of victory! God’s unchangeable kingdom will last forever. These words of certain victory should encourage and strengthen us in the task of world evangelization. We do not yet see the Kingdom in its glory and power, but the Kingdom is here. It is among us. It is growing, pulsating with power as God calls and fills his people with the power of His Spirit. It is growing as God thrusts his people into a worldwide harvest, calling those from every nation to share in the glory of eternal fellowship with the Heavenly King.
Pray that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords will strengthen our hands, quicken our minds, and encourage our hearts with a vision of His victorious Kingdom.
Why would an unbeliever travel halfway around the globe to visit the developing African nation of Guinea? The answer lies in the drum and dance culture of the Susa people. In some parts of Guinea, the Susas still live without electricity. Life in their remote “bush” villages revolves around farming, open-air markets and mosque attendance.
The traditions of this people group, however, are musically rich. They engage in joyous celebrations of drumming, dancing and storytelling by way of song. Drums play a central role in Susa marriages and naming ceremonies, and are often used to signal various village activities.
Once part of the Mali Empire, the Susa people migrated south to avoid the powerful Fulani people. Despite giving up their homeland, they were nonetheless forced to convert to Islam. According to various sources, the Susas are now nearly l00 percent Muslim. But their love for drums and dance betrays a deep longing to meet and have fellowship with the God who created music. If only they knew how anxious He is to welcome these creative people into His Kingdom!Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for workers who will traverse the globe as willingly as the secular musicians who so appreciate the Susa culture, in order to bring them the gospel of Christ. Invite the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of these gifted people, giving them a new song to sing-a song of praise to their Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.-CL