God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Jordan grasp the Good News that Jesus knowingly took one step after another toward Jerusalem knowing He would be condemned to death, mocked, flogged, crucified and then be raised on the third day! (Matthew 20:19)
Hamza is a 27 years old man who lives in Punjab. He has always lived his life following Islamic rules closely but never felt satisfied as a follower. He spent a lot of time looking at videos on YouTube and Facebook so he could learn to do better but the more he looked the more he felt restless. One day he was looking at Facebook and came across content about Jesus’ sacrifice. He had never had an encounter with a Christian before and didn’t know much about Christian faith. He decided to send a message and connected with a believer. He told the believer that he tries to follow all the rules in Islam but he always feels restless because he doesn’t have any hope he will go to heaven. The Quran doesn’t tell him anything about having assurance that if he keeps all the rules he will go to heaven. He asked many questions about sacrifice, sacrificing animals and why Christians don’t perform any sacrifices and came to the realization that Jesus is the only sacrifice he needed. Hamza talked to the believer for about a week and decided his only way to heaven is through Jesus. He put his faith in Jesus alone.
“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16:22 ESV).
Lord Jesus, write the promise of your return and the power of your spirit upon the hearts of your followers in Jordan that they would be filled with the joy of salvation and expectation that no one can take away from them. (John 16:22) Even in the darkness of persecution and doubt and fear, may their joy be unshakable.
As you look at this image, how does God lead you to pray for these people?
“Jesus promised his disciples three things: they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.” – G.K. Chesterton
How could this quote inspire you to pray for Jordanians? For yourself?
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God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Jordan grasp the Good News that Jesus knowingly took one step after another toward Jerusalem knowing He would be condemned to death, mocked, flogged, crucified and then be raised on the third day! (Matthew 20:19)Read
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Jordan grasp the Good News that Jesus' cross was the one place in the world's history in which your Father's justice AND mercy were simultaneously fulfilled as He was marred beyond human semblance, despised, rejected, sorrowful, acquainted with grief, smitten, afflicted, pierced, crushed, chastised, and anguished (Isaiah 52-53) so that WE don't have to be.Read