Daily Topic for August 19, 2010
No doubt, the Lepcha people speak a language that sounds beautiful to the ear. But even languages that do not sound so melodious sound beautiful when being used to sing praises to the King of Kings! From this verse, we know that there will be some from every nation doing just that, even the Buddhist Lepcha people. We know, because it says so in God’s Word, and He is the God of Truth.
Thank Him that some day, some from the Lepchas and all other Tibetan Buddhist peoples will sing praises to their Creator. Pray that that day will come soon.
In the 1800s, an English general called the language of the Lepcha people “the most perfect of tongues.” He went on to say that it was the language of both men and fairies. As evidence, he noted that the Lepchas had no words to describe money, but used multiple terms to speak of kindness, tenderness and compassion. Such comments—along with their exotic, remote homeland—have given this people group a very mysterious reputation. Some even regard them as the famed inhabitants of Shangri la.
Like many other residents of the forests of northern India, Bhutan and Nepal, the Lepchas practice a powerful form of Tibetan Buddhism, along with bon, a folk religion involving shamanism and the appeasement of spirits. They worship the Yeti known in the West as the abominable snowman, whom they believe to be the lord of the mountain and forest creatures. The Lepcha people carefully offer sacrifices to river gods.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the gospel to be proclaimed among the Lepcha people in their heart language. Ask the Lord to share with them His compassion, as expressed in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Ask God to seek out these hidden forest people, free them from the bondage of false religions and the demonic powers behind them, and introduce them to eternal life in Christ.