Daily Topic for August 01, 2012
Like the prophet Habakkuk, Kantha noticed that injustice seemed to go unpunished. His initial response was to sympathize with an infamous Communist group that is noted for taking matters into their own hands. But fortunately, he was able to hear about the true revolutionary, Jesus Christ, who has the only answer to injustice that works: the change that occurs in the human heart through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, people in India who hear this message are in a minority. That is why it is crucial that Indian missionaries take this message to their countrymen.
Pray for the Indian Church to rise to the occasion by sending out more workers through their prayers and finances.
Kantha’s father was the headman of seven villages in a small district near to the capital city of Hyderabad. He was well liked and also highly respected because of his wisdom. Their family is from the Kapu community, a middle caste.
As a young man, Kantha saw something that enraged him. His close friend, Satish lost his father when he was a teenager. By law the government office was required to offer the father’s post to his son before hiring someone else. However, his supervisor secretly demanded a huge bribe. Satish needed this job to provide for the grieving family, but it was denied to him. Kantha was so enraged by this injustice that he wanted to do something about it. He became sympathetic to the Naxals, a Communist movement that is notorious for their violent actions.
When Kantha went to college, he was invited to a meeting where he heard about someone far more revolutionary than Karl Marx. Unlike the Naxal revolutionaries, this one spoke of the transformation of the human heart. This revolutionary’s name was Jesus. Kantha then realized that this revolution was the only way to achieve justice and meaningful social change in the world. He later commented, “The more I heard of this teaching, the more I realized that I needed this change myself. I committed my life to obedience to Christ and to the gospel.”Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for Indian youths who yearn for justice to find and embrace Jesus, the only one who can revolutionize the human heart.-KC
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