Daily Topic for December 08, 2011
How do people respond when they are faced with evil all around them? The Sinai Bedouins are facing that today. Some of them might chose to join forces with the wicked ones, while others might begin to question why there is wickedness and sin all around them.
Pray that the Sinai Bedouins will seek and find Christ’s better way to deal with wickedness—the way of repentance, forgiveness, and mercy.
“Oh really! Do you think you’re going to bring that in here where our children live and play?” Arish’s dark eyes flashed with alarm. Her husband, a young engineer, held his new Kalashnikov in their living room. He looked her straight in the eye, swallowed hard, and explained, e He“There is no law now, Arish. This is the only way I can protect this family.”
The jut of land between Egypt and Israel called the Sinai Peninsula (see map on previous page) was where the children of Israel wandered with Moses for 40 years. Now it is home to Bedouin tribesmen who live in tents and Bedouin professionals who live in apartments.
Many Bedouins joined the protest in Tahrir Square to remove President Mubarak from office. But what was once the glow of Arab Spring has become a morning-after headache for the Bedouins. Tensions have risen as dangerous thugs and more than 400 Al-Quieda militants have found their way to the area, increasing the threat to both Egypt and neighboring Israel.
Ask the Lord to turn this time of crisis for Bedouins into a time of great harvest for the Kingdom of God. The Bible tells us that where there is much evil, grace abounds. Claim this grace for the salvation of the Bedouin peoples. Pray that the current danger will be quieted, and the fear and savagery of the region will cause Bedouin, Arab, and Israeli hearts to accept the peace of the gospel of Jesus Christ.