Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Indonesia

It happened again. Another devastating tsunami has hit the mainland of Indonesia (see link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13898913/). Home to more than 200 million people, Indonesia is the most populous Muslim-majority nation in the world and the fourth most populated nation overall. What doors is God opening through these natural disasters? "Does disaster come to a city, unless the LORD has done it? For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:6).

We are not prophets, but I wonder how the church is praying in regards to discerning how God desires to see His people respond to this nation so well-acquainted with grief in recent years, and yet so hostile to the God who offers them comfort? The gospel must go to Indonesia and perhaps God is using waves of water to soften the ground where the feet of God's saints must tread.

What can you do? Pray. Pray for the people and the church. Pray that God would reveal His purpose in these calamities to His people and that the church would respond as the hands and feet of Christ. Pray about going to offer the hope of the gospel where there is only despair right now. Offer financial relief through a trusted charity organization. Do what you can do, but heaven forbid, don't fail to do something.

1 Comments:

At 1:49 PM , Blogger r a i n e r said...

bless you...

 

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