Daily Topic for April 29, 2009
When Paul mentioned Jesus and Stephen, mob didnít get angry. But when he declared that God had called him to go to the Gentiles, they went balistic. Jesus had provoked the same reaction in the synagogue at Nazareth by ai rming Godís care for foreigners. How easy it is to allow natural pride and prejudice to blind us to the inclusive grace of the Heavenly Father! Do we harbor resistance to the fuli llment of the Great Commission in countries at odds with our own?
Pray that the Lord will allow no obstacle in our hearts to completing the Great Commission among those we regard as enemies.
Did you know that you can study West Africa’s Wolof language in Boston? How about in Ohio? Or better yet, Paris, France? Four million people speak Wolof, and many of them live in France. In fact, just a short metro ride from France’s Champs Elysees the sights and sounds are more African than European. This is where Muslim students and youths burned cars and rioted in 2005. These young people protest loudly that they are discriminated against in the workplace even if they have a good degree. Many of the African faces in the crowd are of the Wolof people. In their own country, Senegal, they are the dominant people, but in France, they face unemployment and frustration. Some have looked with hope toward the new French president to make conditions better for them. Others think that there is a brighter day on the horizon for people of African descent now that Barak Obama is president of the United States.
In fairness, the Wolof people in France make few concessions toward the customs of the new land they inhabit. They do not try to integrate with the French majority. These folk Muslims are completely closed toward the gospel.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the few Wolof believers will have courage to share Christ with their families and friends. Pray that Christian professors and businesspeople will invite them into their homes and lives in order to show them the ways of Jesus.-PE