Daily Topic for August 18, 2012
This verse exhorts the people of God to be just, merciful, and humble. By contrast, you will notice that the people who follow a twisted form of Hinduism find it acceptable to sell small girls into prostitution. There is no god in Hinduism that will protect her from a merciless and cruel fate. However, most Hindus in today’s world would agree that turning small children into prostitutes is an outrage. Yet do they know why?
Pray that all Hindus will find and embrace the God who created justice and mercy.
“Mommy, where are we going?” It was the third time little Asuntha had asked the question, and each time it caused her mother’s heart to break. Asuntha was only four years old, and her beautiful brown eyes conveyed a growing sense of confusion and fear.
“I told you. We are going to see the priest,” her mother replied. But this time she couldn’t hold back the tears. “Mommy, why are you crying?” little Asuntha asked. Instead of answering, her mother hurriedly pulled her along by the arm. They rounded the corner and approached the tall, ornate Hindu temple. There was a woman in a brightly colored sari waiting in front, ready to brand little Asuntha and lead her to the guru so that her life of prostitution could begin. Her mother began to weep and wail as she led little Asuntha toward the temple. “What’s wrong, Mommy? What’s wrong?”
It is difficult to even imagine the pain involved in dedicating your toddler to a Hindu god, much less allowing her to become a prostitute. But for the low caste Bedar people, this is a real possibility.
Pray for the Bedar to be set free from the lies and bondage that would cause them to do such things. Pray for them to have the opportunity to hear about the freedom available only in Jesus Christ. Ask the Lord to send workers to the Bedar to share the good news.-CLLearn more at joshuaproject.net
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