Daily Topic for September 25, 2012
Note the two facts especially relevant to the frontier mission movement: missionaries bring the fragrant gospel of Jesus Christ, and that message brings both life�and death! As missionaries fan out around the world into every unreached people group, a sweet spiritual fragrance is released! Many people will be attracted to the marvelous, compelling gospel. Those who respond positively to the message of faith in Christ will find new life. But those who reject the message will find separation from God and death.
Pray for the Father to send laborers to minister to the still unreached people groups. Pray that His Word will be quickly understood and taken to heart, and many multiplied millions will find new life in Christ.
“Be careful! Are you trying to kill me?” The Hindu pulled away from the Singiwala who was extracting dark blood from a mole on his back. He was using a singi, a conical brass pipe, and somehow the instrument had pricked his Hindu client in an extremely painful way. “I’m sorry, I didn’t know it would hurt this bad,” the Singiwala replied. The Hindu hastily put his shirt back on and muttered something about going to a real doctor as he exited the room. Next, someone came in with a clogged sweat gland that needed to be lanced. The Singiwala began his job which resulted in the room being filled with the stench of stale sweat. They both put on facemasks to cover the smell.
The Singiwalas are low-level surgeons, and they do the most menial, disgusting jobs. Traditionally such a job means a low caste status for a Hindu. Their name means, “holder of the singi,” the instrument described earlier.
To make matters worse, many Singiwala are Muslim, and most of them live in Rajasthan where Muslims are marginalized. After the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, some Singiwalas moved to Karachi in neighboring Pakistan to avoid conflict with the Hindu majority in India. Whether Hindu or Muslim, both groups of Singiwalas are apart from Christ and His saving grace.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the Lord to push back the spiritual forces that keep Singiwala people away from Him.
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