Daily Topic for January 27, 2012
This proverb quoted by Jesus shows us one of the things that makes God’s Kingdom unique. In Christ’s way of doing things, the believer is required to show mercy, compassion and generosity, even to his enemies. What a revolutionary idea! Such generosity can draw non-believers to Christ like words can never do.
Pray that you will glorify the Lord by showing mercy to your enemies. Pray that He will show you how to do this in His way.
A group of people slowly approached the farming village in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. The Kanga farmer stopped hoeing his field to examine the new guests. A man approached the farmer. “We seek sanctuary. We’ve fled from South Sudan because Muslims are no longer welcome in that country.” The Kanga farmer smiled. “You’re welcome to stay with us. My people were once refugees too.” At that moment the crackle of distant gunfire was heard, reminding everyone that there was unrest just across the border in South Sudan.
The Kanga people live in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, which for years has been a place of refuge for many people groups. Centuries ago the Kangas fled to these mountains to get away from Arab armies that had invaded what is now Sudan. These armies introduced Islam to this region. The Kanga people eventually converted to Islam along with most of their neighbors. Today there are few followers of Jesus Christ among this people group.
Pray for peace in the Kanga homeland. This people group now lives near the border with the newly independent country of South Sudan. Ask God to protect the few born again believers among the Kanga people. May they be emboldened to share Christ and His ways with the people around them. Pray that a mission agency would reach out to the Kanga people.