Daily Topic for April 17, 2010
What a reminder of the true nature of man! We are all sinners, and we all need a savior, no matter how “good” we may appear. God has provided only one way out of this helpless dilemma. The only Savior, Jesus Christ, paid for every sin. How all the nations need to hear of His salvation!
Pray that Palestinian Arabs will hear and respond to the only One who has provided a way out of our sin-dilemma. Pray for Palestian believers to share His good news with those who don’t yet believe.
1948 was the birth year of the state of Israel, but for nearly 800,000 Palestinians it meant relocation to the ends of the earth. Approximately 8,000 are in Germany, refusing to assimilate into German culture, and passing their refugee status down from generation to generation. Permission to stay is given in six-month increments. No nation wants to accept them, including Arab countries, because they are viewed as troublemakers and brutal criminals.
These Palestinians are in a constant state of uncertainty, without work permits, and unable to live normal lives. Tragic and frightening memories of bombings and other traumatic experiences haunt them. Their fear and anger are passed to their children along with their refugee status.
Though there are some Christians among this Arabic-speaking population, almost all of the Palestinians in Germany are Sunni Muslims.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for wisdom for the German government to help these people, especially the young men, to find their role in German society. Pray that local believers will reach out with love and patience to befriend and minister reconciliation to the troubled hearts of Palestinian Muslims in Germany. Pray that salvation through Jesus Christ will be accepted by many and the peace that passes understanding will reign in their hearts and minds as a witness of God’s goodness to all around them.