Daily Topic for August 07, 2007
In the Ozark Mountains there’s a familiar riddle which asks the question, “What makes more noise than a pig stuck under the fence?” The answer, of course, is, “Two pigs stuck under the fence.” Maybe we could use a similar question to ask, “What brings more glory to God than believers who worship and praise His Name?” The answer, “More believers who praise His Name.” God must take special delight as men and women and boys and girls from previously unreached peoples add their voices to the chorus of praise.
Pray for missionaries working today to penetrate new groups. Pray that sacrifices of praise may soon arise from these peoples.
The village priest tied a slender thread to the body of the horribly mutilated man, killed by authorities and the army. “You must submit to having other settlers in the land we gave you,” the Muslim Bengalis had yelled. But the Chakma man had seen it as the Islamisizing of his culture by forced relocation of Muslims into the villages. Now he was dead. He was one of approximately 10,000 Chakmas killed in fighting in their area of Bangladesh. The thread was then tied to the man’s brother, sister, grandmother, father, and lastly to his new bride. In one quick movement the priest cut the thread and set the man’s spirit free.
The family arose, placed the baskets with all their worldly possessions on their backs, held by the famous woven-grass headbands seen in pictures throughout the world. They set off for India along with approximately 50,000 other refugees fleeing the violence in their region. Bangladesh was intended by the Bengalis to become a Muslim nation and Buddhist-Animists, like the Chakmas, did not fit in with that goal.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the 430,000 Chakmas who are in Bangladesh and northeast India, almost entirely unreached and unevangelized. Ask God to send compassionate Christians among them who will teach them of the scarlet thread of the blood of Christ that will truly set their souls free. Pray for peace and justice to come to the Chakma homeland.-PE
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