Daily Topic for December 11, 2009

Matt. 2:2b
"...We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."

The Gentile astrologers who traveled so many miles were determined to see the Savior of the world. Strange as it may seem, these people knew very little about the God of Abraham, yet they were willing to seek out the baby Jesus at great peril to their lives. These Gentiles were probably Kurdish or Persian, two Muslim groups that are still unreached to this day. Both of these groups are represented in Saudi Arabia, though we do not mention them in our daily entries. Could it be that there are Muslim peoples like Kurds, Persians or Anazahs in Saudi Arabia who are open to finding the Savior of the world?

Pray that frontier missionaries today will find those who are seeking truth. Pray that truth seekers will encounter the Truth so that He can set them free.

Anazah Tribe in Saudi Arabia

Faris stroked the long, dark mane of Aroussat, one of many horses in his father’s stables. His name was the shortened version of Aroussat Al Sahrah, “The Bride of the Desert.” His people have always been known for their horse breeding abilities, and it was as much a part of his life as it was the life of his people.

But today his mind was not on the horse, but another Desert Bride, Gamilah. She, like other unmarried women in his tribe, kept her head uncovered so her long, dark, oiled hair would attract potential suitors. But what good was it to be attracted to that Bride of the Desert when his father had already arranged his impending marriage to his cousin?

In the future, Faris and his people will learn of the One who brings streams of water to the desert and rejoices over His people, even as a bridegroom rejoices over the bride (Isa.62:5), but this Sunni Muslim tribe has no opportunity right now to hear this message. They are fiercely opposed to Christianity and have no scripture available in their language. It is sad and ironic that descendents of Ishmael, Abraham’s other son, have no opportunity to hear the gospel in the language of their heart.

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Pray for a faithful servant of the Lord to live among and learn from this tribe so that they might be able to call on Him in whom they have not believed (Rom.10:14).-MB

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