Daily Topic for February 05, 2011
Author Don Richardson has employed the phrase “eternity in their hearts” as the title of his thrilling account of God’s redemptive activity among the peoples of the earth. Richardson has discovered evidence of the knowledge of the One True Creator God in the ancient stories and legends of people groups from every continent on earth. Yet these stories, and the yearnings for eternal truth they express, are not sufficient to lead men and women to saving faith in Jesus Christ. “How can they hear without a preacher?” Paul asks. “And how can they preach except they be sent?”
Pray that the Lord will sharpen our sensitivity to pray for those who need Jesus.
What happens when a people group of farmers, cattle herders and fisherman are forced to find employment in an urban environment? At times there is a loss of identity and family ties. But on the positive side, there may be a new openness to change. Due to a steadily rising population, unequal distribution of land, and decreasing income from the sale of agricultural products, many of the Tukelor people are moving to urban areas of Senegal hoping to make an adequate living.
Such massive lifestyle changes may be conducive to an openness for spiritual change. Though there is little witness among this Fulbe people group, there is a Tukelor New Testament available for those who can read it. Through the prayers of the saints perhaps God will guide these sojourners to an area where they can encounter followers of Christ and receive the gospel.
Although traditionally Muslim, there is much spiritism and witchcraft mingled together in their religious life. With a total population of almost one million people divided by three distinct caste systems, there is an incredible opportunity to share the story of One who left His home in order to give dignity, worth and value to the fallen human race.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that missionaries, captured with a vision of pursuing the glory of God among the nations, will leave their people and take that message to the Tukelors.