Daily Topic for January 20, 2011

Habakkuk 2:14
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk eventually understood that God wanted all the nations to see and understand His authority. Though Habakkuk’s prophecies are set in the context of war, death, conquest, and tragedies, they described a bright future for all who would eventually bow their knees to Him. Those who would eventually read His Word can know that God is not to be trifled with. But in the midst of His judgment, God is merciful to those who are willing to be filled with the knowledge of His glory.

Pray that God will speed the day when the knowledge of the glory of the Lord covers the earth. Pray that many from the Buduma people will soon be among those who know God.

Buduma People of Chad

by EJD

Kori, a Buduma lad, looked on with keen interest as his tall, muscular father hauled a large catch of fish from Lake Chad. Later his elder brother and father would clean the fish and dry it. Someday he hoped to be as strong and dexterous as his father who also farmed a small piece of land when the weather was favorable and fished during dry spells like the one they were facing.

Later that evening as his mother was grinding the water lily roots that she had collected earlier, his father told her that they had had a good catch of fish and that in a week he should be able to take the dried fish to Maiduguri in Nigeria. “Business has been good lately,” the father said. “Buy a mat when you go to town,” said his wife. “The old one is threadbare.” While the family settled in for the night on their floating home on the lake, Kori drifted into dreams of even brighter tomorrows.

These once fierce and violent people of Chad have embraced changes that have been brought about by modern times.

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Pray that the Buduma people of Chad, who are predominantly Muslim, would come to recognize Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Pray that many will soon know and tell the stories of Jesus, the one who demonstrated His lordship time and again.

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