Daily Topic for February 22, 2013
Good question! The answer is obvious: no other nation could make that claim. Of the millions of false gods worshipped by man since the beginning, no one would claim that their god cares for them in the same way the children of Israel did with their provider, Jehovah Jireh. The nations simply bargained with their gods, a situation that the One True God has always shunned with His followers. Don’t the nations have a right to know that they don’t have to live this way?
Pray that Muslims of Nigeria will understand that they can have a personal relationship with the God who is near. Pray that they will open their hearts to Him.
Imagine 6,000 people without God. Then see the crowd swell to 6,000,000 tall, dark, and beautiful people. Catch your breath, for that is the number of unreached Yerwa Kanuri people on the earth today! Humble and dignified, they are at this moment lost without Christ.
Lailai is wrapped in a sheer blue embroidered veil which covers her from head to toe. She dances to music heavy with drums, shrill with the high-pitched warbling of women, almost oriental with the minor-keyed strings plucked and strummed. The wedding party dances in lines or individually as the touching of a dancing partner is taboo. A few men wear traditional robes, but many are either in t-shirts and Western slacks or dark suits with ties. Lailai and her husband Jaji are both wearing tribal marks on their faces, arms, and stomachs. The picture is a clash of cultures as new invades old, conventional versus non-traditional. Such is the life of the Yerwa people: city dwellers embrace the ways of the West, while the traditional rural life of the Yerwa farmers continues as it has for centuries.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that as the city Yerwa come into contact with Christian believers, the ancient veil of Islam will be lifted and the truth of the gospel will be revealed. Pray for millions of Yerwa to begin their born-again eternal life here on earth and later in Heaven.