Daily Topic for June 17, 2011
King Solomon’s prayer during the dedication of the Temple is especially important for the peoples of Cambodia who live in a climate where there is either too much or too little rain. The Krung people seek the forgiveness of spirits that have no control over their lives, while ignoring the One who controls the entire Universe!
Pray that the Krung people will soon realize that they are seeking favor from the wrong god.
As the sun set behind the tall towering mountains, the birds noisily retreated to their nests and people trudged homeward, their heads bent low and their shoulders slumped. It had been yet another day of hoping for rain.
“If the gods don’t water the plants, they will surely be destroyed,” said a raspy voice. “We have been praying for and expecting rains for the past few weeks, I am very worried,” said another. “Could it be that the god’s are punishing us for taking on the ways of the Westerners?” added a wrinkled old man, every line on his face a testament to the harsh life he had lived. This aging Krung man had taken so many hard knock all his life that he had stopped being hopeful. He looked upon everyone and every situation with suspicion. His quiet life in the secluded mountains had been brutally interrupted by the Khmer Rouge who stormed into power in the 1970s. His wife and two of his four sons were killed. He had barely escaped death. This scarred man looks upon every foreigner as he would the Khmer Rouge. His heart was just about warming to the gentle White man who spoke of such hope and freedom in Christ. However, the recent dry spell which threatens his crops has aroused the old adversaries of Christ: fear and distrust.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Krung people of Cambodia will find healing in the message of a loving God that missionaries take to them.