Spreading Light

We all know how depressing it can be to hear all the bad things going on in the world viewing it all through the lens of the 24-hour news cycle.  The old saying is still pretty true “if it bleeds it leads”.  Well, I got a very different perspective when I had the opportunity to have lunch with a missionary for a very large international Christian organization a couple of weeks ago.  He heads up their mission work in the Middle East.

He said there is an incredible yearning for the Gospel all over the Middle East and that the harvest is ripe.  He had a bunch of very interesting stories.  In one story, he said two leaders of Al Qaeda in Yemen contacted them and wanted to hear about Jesus.  He said they are very wary when they are approached in such a way.  However, they have protocols they use and they determined it was legitimate and that it would be safe to meet.

So, they met with the Al Qaeda individuals and shared the Gospel with them for a couple of hours.  Then a week or so later these people contacted the missionaries and wanted to meet again.  The Al Qaeda leaders told them they had spent quite a bit of time thinking about what they heard from the missionaries.  Then they said that Mohammed had asked his followers to die for him so he would be glorified and that they understood that Jesus had died for his followers.  They said, “We have decided we would rather follow Jesus”.

Lord, thank you for the missionaries that answer your call to serve in some of the most dangerous places in this world and for the risks they take to spread your Word and your light throughout the world.  Amen.

Brad Gauen

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