Daily Topic for April 08, 2010
In this verse we have the assurance by John, an eyewitness, that this gospel is true. Dr. Salim was once a skeptic of anything that smacked of religion. But after hearing about the Prophet Isa (perhaps from the Gospel of John) he knew that the testimony of the Bible is true. Are there others who would accept this testimony of John if they had the chance? Could it be that your testimony might convince someone to put his or her trust in the risen Savior?
Pray that by the Holy Spirit, the hearts and minds of those we pray for this month will be willing to accept John’s testimony as true, and spread this testimony to the nations. Pray that each of us will have the courage to tell other people what Jesus has done in our lives.
Salim, a young Palestinian Arab boy, knew better than to ask his teacher. Yet the more he read about his Islamic religion, the more he wondered. Why are women treated so poorly? If Christians and Jews are “people of the book,” then why are we supposed to kill them in a jihad? At age 18, Salim went to East Germany to study medicine in Berlin. Thinking himself to be a free thinker, he adopted the religion of the Communist Germans: atheism.
Something happened eight years later that shook his atheistic beliefs. He was a medical doctor dealing with a humanly impossible situation. In desperation, he cried out to the “unknown God” for a miracle. God did the miraculous, so Salim began a spiritual journey in the Qu’ran. It took another seven years, but Salim found the Prophet Isa (Jesus) to be the one he was looking for all along. This prophet became his savior!
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dr. Salim started a dispensary in eastern Berlin for the glory of Christ. He leads the only evangelical Arabic fellowship in Berlin. He often speaks on an Arabic Christian TV station, and networks with others in Europe who want to reach Arabic-speaking Muslims for the Savior. Some of these people are enthusiastic about his work, while others are hostile. He has had death threats from radical Muslims.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for strong fellowships for the 50,000 Arabic-speakers in Berlin. Pray for more workers for this largely untouched people group.