Daily Topic for January 15, 2013

Genesis 12:2-3
I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you . . . and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

The word blessing in the context of Genesis has a very profound meaning. By being “blessed,” a son, in this case the nation of Israel, is called to be involved in the family enterprise which is global in scope: the redemption of all peoples, and the adoption of all who are willing to be adopted into the family of God. It is interesting to note that the Arabs in what is now Saudi Arabia very skillfully spread a different “blessing,” a different family enterprise. Islam is truly a global religion, calling all nations to become part of the “family” that seeks to earn their salvation through obeying the Qur’an.

Pray for Saudi based peoples, specifically the Rashaeidis, to receive the free gift of salvation from the God whom they can call Father and who loves them.

Rashaieda People

by CL

Dawit led the camel out of the corral and presented her proudly to the waiting men. “She is beautiful!” one of them whispered. “Outstanding!” another said. “But the question is,” yet another asked, “Can she run? Is she fast?” Dawit smiled. “Of course, she can run, and of course, she is fast. Have I ever sold you a slow animal?” The men laughed. When the bidding began, the price rose quickly.

The camels bred by the Rashaeida people of Eritrea are known throughout the Arabian Peninsula and the northeastern part of Africa for their speed and ability to win races.

Perhaps prophetically, the name of the Rashaeida people group means “refugee.” And that is what the Rashaeida are. They migrated from Saudi Arabia in the mid-1800s when war broke out between tribes in that region. Like their fellow Arabs in Saudi Arabia, the Rashaeidas are Muslim, both culturally and spiritually. They are largely nomadic, and their society and family life revolve around Islam.

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Pray for the Lord to pave the way for laborers who are willing to work in this harvest field and communicate the gospel in a meaningful way to the Rashaeida people. Ask the Lord to soften their hearts and prepare them to receive His Word.

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