Daily Topic for January 05, 2011

Micah 4:3
He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

The book of Micah foretells the impending fall of Israel and Judah, as well as the glorious coming of the Messiah. But the theme of the book is not the doom of Israel so much as the fact that many nations (4:2) will begin to look to God as their rightful King. It is an encouraging vision that Micah sees—of nations changing their implements of war into farming tools. Yet that day is still in the future. And so is the day when people from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation will honor God with their deeds of justice and righteousness.

Pray for that day to come soon.

Darfur Daju People

by NW

Imagine small children running and chasing one another, as their mothers keep one eye on them and another on the food cooking in a nearby pot. The mothers must watch their children carefully as they play in case they must suddenly flee for safety. This scene is common in the Darfur Region of Sudan and Chad. People living in this area are known as the Darfur Daju. Many moved westward into Chad in the midst of the instability and wars that are taking place. For families in this region who decided to stay in Darfur, life is filled with tragedy and danger. The Darfur Daju people have lived in a humanitarian state of emergency since 2003. Although war was going on prior to 2003, fighting intensified in that year.

Darfur Daju children are growing up with war and genocide. Those who are eight years old and under have never experienced peace. Their life is a life of fear. Hope is not a word in their vocabulary.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Darfur Daju people to find the hope that is found in Jesus Christ. Pray for a Bible to be written in their language, so they may begin to read about the Savior. Ask the peacemaker Jesus Christ to intervene and bring peace to this war torn land.

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