Daily Topic for December 12, 2013
Scripture makes it clear that those who stand before the throne from every nation, tribe, people, and language will be a special group of people. They will understand what it means to identify with the sufferings of Christ. They will have participated in the greatest harvest for God’s kingdom the world has ever seen. They are those who truly have something to celebrate at our Lord’s second coming.
Pray that soon the church will experience the privilege of being a part of such a special company.
Many of us, upon returning to our home country after a foreign trip, let out strong, loud cheers! We love coming home. No Kurdish individual is able to do this because they do not have a country of their own.
Now many Kurds who adopted Syria as their home have been forced out of this land by the civil war that rages. On top of not having a recognized home country, they also have no place to live because many towns in Syria have been bombed out.
An Iraqi Kurdish journalist, Sherzad Shekhani, said in a 2011 interview, “It seems that the Kurdish people’s destiny, as many of them confirm, is to suffer. They are still suffering under the rule of repressive regimes. Kurds are either repressed and persecuted in their homeland or displaced and exiled.”
Kurdistan was once an established country in the region where Iraq, Turkey, and Syria intersect. Now, the only area that bears the name Kurdistan is a small segment of Iraq, which is co-ruled by Iraqis and Kurds. In recent years, due to the conflict in Syria, more and more refugees have poured into this (Iraqi) area.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Kurdish refugees from Syria will have their physical and spiritual needs met. Pray that the conflict in Syria will end soon, and that those responsible for harming the innocent will be brought to justice. Pray that Kurds from Syria will find their spiritual home in Jesus.