Daily Topic for December 04, 2009

Galatians 4:24b
"... for the women represent two covenants, One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves. This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother."

What a contrast! Slavery vs. freedom! A good Muslim will say that they are a “slave of Allah.” Yes, we should all strive to show absolute obedience to the God of Creation. But what about our position? Would we rather be slaves or sons?

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give both Somalis and Saudi Arabs dissatisfaction with being mere slaves of Allah, and desire to be sons in an eternal Kingdom.

Somalis in Saudi Arabia

The tiny Somali boy stood up, stretched and yawned loudly. He wanted to go back to sleep, but then remembered that his father told him last night that they would be moving today. This morning the family would work together to tear down the portable hut that was their home. First, the grass mats and skins would be removed and then arranged on the back of the camel, along with the branches that served as the structure. It was important that they find new pastureland for their animals.

The little boy had helped with the move many times, but today his mind was full of questions. Yesterday he visited a group of farmers with his father. He heard them talking about a book they found called the Bible. One man said the book is filled with stories about the Prophet Isa, and it is illegal in Saudi Arabia. Today as the little boy worked along side of his Father, he blurted out his question, “Could you tell me some of the stories of Isa found in the Bible?” The Somali father replied, “We are Muslims. We must not to talk about this book or read it!” The boy continued to wonder what was so special about the Bible that it became illegal in Saudi Arabia.

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Pray that God will make a way for Bible stories to become widely available in the Somali language in Somalia and Saudi Arabia.-NW

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