Daily Topic for October 05, 2011
Perhaps one of the reasons why the children of Israel were allowed to suffer for so long in Egypt was that they would know what it was like to be oppressed and not wish the same on others. It was clear that their God wanted them to show justice to aliens when they became a nation, to show the world what could happen when people follow the One True God.
Pray that you and the people of your land will demonstrate justice and mercy to the aliens in your midst.
The little boy and his grandmother sat on the verandah of their large bungalow, poring over the yellowing pictures. Pointing to the little girl with neatly plaited shiny black hair, Arpid asked his grandmother, “Nani, who is this forlorn child?” “Well,” sighed the old woman, “it is I, many moons ago.” The boy asked, “But why were you so sad?” Sipping a lassi she narrated, “I lived in a big house with my family, and I went to the local school. My best friend, Sumera and I would play with our dolls all afternoon during the summer.” Her voice began to quiver. She paused. Her eyes welled up. Straightening herself on the bamboo chair, she swallowed the lump in her throat and continued, “That picture was taken as soon as we came here to Amritsar in 1947. I was very sad because I missed my friend Sumera who stayed back in Lahore. I never saw her again.”
Driven penniless from their homes during the 1947 India-Pakistan Partition, by sheer grit and resilience, the Arora community has since risen to heights of influence and affluence in India. India’s prime minister is from the Arora community.
Most Aroras are pious followers of Sikhism. A tolerant people, they are known for their openness to other religions, yet few have made a commitment to become followers of Jesus Christ.
Pray that God would bring to Himself people from among the Arora community.