Daily Topic for February 21, 2017

Isaiah 25:7-9, NET
On this mountain He will swallow up the shroud that is over all the peoples, the woven covering that is over all the nations; He will swallow up death permanently. The sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from every face, and remove His people’s disgrace from all the earth. Indeed, the Lord has announced it. At that time they will say, “Look, here is our God! We waited for Him and He delivered us. Here is the Lord! We waited for Him. Let’s rejoice and celebrate His deliverance!”

Pray that this verse will have a new meaning for West African believers. Pray that it will be a source of celebration for those who love the Lord, and a motivation to others to join the Lord’s family.

Wala People of Ghana

by Sonya Witherspoon

Picture the Lord saying “Come, people!” Visualize Jesus with open arms, ready to welcome the Wala or Waala people into His family. It is no coincidence that the meaning of their name is Wa (come) La (people) in their language. They live in northwestern Ghana. They are the founders of the city of Wa, which is the largest Islamic city in the region.
The Wala people perform several ceremonies each year. For instance, at the end of the farming season they celebrate the abundance of grain with dancing. Ceremonies also accompany events such as births, marriages, and deaths. The Wala are noted for their expert xylophone players who perform at funerals and dances.
God has a purpose for every people group and every person He created. This creative and musical people have not had the chance to find His purpose for them because they are currently sealed behind a wall of Islam and traditional animistic religion. They have not found the narrow path that can lead them to enjoying the intimacy of having a loving heavenly Father.

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Pray that God will show them they are welcome in His kingdom, that He is beckoning them saying, “come people.” Pray that through their music and ceremonies the Wala people would yearn for the everlasting worship of the Father in heaven. Pray for the Holy Spirit to draw Wala leaders to the Son through dreams, visions, and the Bible.

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