Daily Topic for September 12, 2010
The reality of our being made in the image of God is so significant that the entirety of Scripture would be meaningless without it. We are His children, and He created us to represent all that He is. That we have this capacity to represent the character, power and authority of God is what makes the Great Commission an assignment of the highest order. All over the world, the devil has sought to diminish the glory of God by destroying in every nation that which was designed to reflect His majesty. As we take this message to all peoples, may we be constantly reminded that every human being has eternal significance and infinite value as an instrument of praise and worship!
Pray that all peoples might experience the joy of glorifying God through their own redeemed cultural expressions.
Many times we make inaccurate assumptions when we look at a group of people. For instance, there are many words that may come to mind when we look at the picture of the nun (above) or a monk. We think of such words as; quiet, contemplative, non-relational. Our understanding of a monk usually does not include; power, strength, motivation, or the words “a missionary.” In the Buddhist culture however, a highly trained Burmese monk could be a teacher-lecturer and hold the title “missionary.” They may indeed be powerful, strong and relational. A Buddhist missionary usually is very motivated to reach others with Buddhist religious beliefs.
An example of this is the life of a Burmese Buddhist monk and missionary who traveled to Sri Lanka and spent three years living on the island with the Burmese Buddhists. He motivated them to assist in completing a Burmese monastery in Sri Lanka. He was a zealous man with a mission.
How much more must we, as disciples of Christ, desire to reach the unreached Burmese of Sri Lanka with the message of Jesus. It is important that we persevere in prayer and petition for the Burmese in Sri Lanka who have yet to hear the message of Jesus Christ?Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Ask the Lord to send his Holy Spirit to speak to the hearts of the Burmese Buddhists.