Daily Topic for April 17, 2017
Pray that the Tunisian Arabs will understand that Christ will return on the Final Day as the Sovereign Lord, not just as a prophet.
(This story is intended to explain the beliefs of this people group.)
Sara’s gnarled fingers rubbed against the traditional funeral dress of her red robe as she made her way to the cemetery. She watched as her son was buried with his body lying on his side facing Mecca. Her grieving mind wandered to the street beyond where Tunisian men shouted protests against the government of Tunisia. It was never allowed in the old country, but here in Belgium political protest was allowed. They spoke in Flemish, which confused her. She had been fluent in French and Arabic, as it was mandatory in Tunisian schools, but where did the government settle them? In a city that spoke Flemish.
Sara had provided Tunisian food of lamb stew with vegetables and couscous along with olives for the meal after the funeral. It would be sweet to taste the food of her heritage again. Glancing back to the fresh grave of her son, she secretly wondered if he had done enough good deeds to outweigh the mischief of his youth and permit him to enter heaven. She doubted that she herself was good enough to enter paradise.
Pray that the nearly 14,000 Tunisians in the Netherlands and Belgium will hear and receive the gospel of Jesus Christ and the promise of salvation to those who believe in Him. May they have the joy of knowing they are secure in the embrace of Jesus.
Next day: Shawiya Berbers in Belgium
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