Daily Topic for August 02, 2017

Matt 11:28-30, NET
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.

Pray for this kind of peace to permeate the hearts of those victimized by strife in Jammu and Kashmir.

Protection for Kashmiris

by PD

(There are only a small number of followers of Christ in Kashmir, and they frequently face persecution. This fictitious story illustrates the kinds of things that happen in Kashmir.)
“Converting to Christianity is a serious and dangerous thing for Lakia to do. Why risk your life and the lives of your children?” Lakia, a widow living in Kashmir with her three daughters, responded to the words of a Muslim neighbor. “I asked several of the Muslim leaders at the mosque for help and they would not help me. They just told me to pray to Allah and be a good Muslim woman. When I asked the Christians for help, they offered me food and gave me small jobs so I could provide for my daughters. They comforted me when I told them that my only son, Abjul, had been shot and killed for stealing bread. They told me about Jesus and how He taught that people should help each other. He said, ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matt.11:28).’ I never learned such things when I went to the mosque. Jesus comforts us like no one else can. I will always follow Him no matter what people do to stop me.”

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Pray for God’s protection for Christian believers. May they grow in faith and become strong witnesses that can lead the majority of Muslims and Hindus in Kashmir to the Living Lord!

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