Daily Topic for August 13, 2012
Could you imagine what judgment without mercy would be like? Add to your imagination the fact that the Bible verse that we just read tells us that there will be eternal judgment from God, and it makes the situation almost unfathomable. But this is the condition of many peoples who refuse God’s mercy through Jesus Christ. Once again, the choice is the mercy or the wrath of God. That is what we are offering the nations.
Pray that the Telugu speaking nations will chose mercy, and repent of their sins so that they don’t face His judgment.
The crowd clapped as the 10-year-old twins finished their acrobatic show with a final series of perfectly choreographed handsprings. Their costumes were getting far too small for their growing bodies, and they were threadbare in places, but the shiny fabric reflected the hot, noonday sun. Their act still impressed the crowds.
Aarika punched her twin brother, Gajrup. “You were supposed to do four handsprings, not three!” she snapped angrily. Their mother looked up from watching her husband’s snake-charming act. “Come children, eat something. You are tired and hungry, that’s why you fuss and argue.” She produced a bit of rice, wrapped in a cloth in her pocket. It was all she had. Perhaps the crowd would be generous, and she could buy something for supper tonight so the children wouldn’t go to bed hungry again.
The 1,900 Telugu-speaking Mundapotta people raise their children as jugglers and acrobats. As India becomes more industrialized, the forested area they wander as nomadic entertainers has been increasingly transformed into industrialized factories and businesses. Because they continue to depend on their artistic skills to support themselves, they are sinking increasingly into an abyss of poverty.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Christ followers will help the Mundapotta people adjust to the 21st century work world in such a way that Christ will be glorified. Pray that many will open their hearts to the One True Savior.-PE
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