Daily Topic for November 13, 2011

Isaiah 30: 19-20
How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them.

As Muslims, the Baghban people understand that the Almighty One is gracious and merciful. Yet the half-truth lies in the way to approach the Almighty Savior. These people do not yet know that the hidden teacher is none other than the One they call Isa (Jesus), who is also the way to the Father.

Pray that soon the Baghban people will understand the centrality of Jesus Christ as they call on God for His mercy.

Baghban People

by CL

Whether their name is communicated in Urdu or Farsi, it means the same thing: gardeners. The Baghbans have a tradition of farming, growing and selling vegetables.
So you can imagine how devastating the flooding of 2010 was to this people group that relies on the land for their livelihood. They not only lost family members and friends, but their entire way of life. Crops were destroyed and property ruined. The impact of the flooding was and will continue to be tremendous.
Like most of their neighbors, the Baghban people are Sunni Muslims. They have farmed for most of their history, and they have followed Islam faithfully. How sad it is that they are struggling to endure this tragedy in their own strength. Similarly, they are struggling to earn their way to heaven. Imagine how glad they would be to hear that there is a God who loves them and has made a way for them to be forgiven and spend eternity in heaven? Imagine what a relief it would be for them to know that God is not punishing them, but using tragic situations to lead them to Himself?

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Pray that the flooding and the toll it has taken on the Baghban people will soften their hearts so that they can receive the good news of Jesus Christ. Pray for Christian aid organizations to share God’s love with them. Pray that soon the Baghban people will be able to begin a new harvest.

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