Caring for the Lost and Found

By Bill MacLeod
Executive Director

 If ever there was an opportune time for believers to both understand Islam for the purpose of reaching out with the love of Jesus, as well as caring for missionary workers currently on the field, it is now.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 18.29.44

 A year ago many were reflecting on how long Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae had been held captive in a North Korean prison. A year later we have all but forgotten Bae’s November release as we witness atrocities being carried out almost daily from another part of the world. While the recent beheadings of the 21 Christian men captured our attention, far more Muslims are killed by the hands of the terrorists. 

 The Bible Society of Egypt moved quickly to counter the beheadings of the 21 Christian men slaughtered on a Mediterranean beach by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria – by producing a gospel tract that is worth considering:

http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=017b6b7c5bf6d7468fcc6aedc&id=a590681712&e=06621828ad

 

Two rows of men walked the shore of the sea,
On a day when the world’s tears would run free,
One a row of assassins, who thought they did right,
The other of innocents, true sons of the light,
One holding knives in hands held high,
The other with hands empty, defenseless and tied,
One row of slits to conceal glaring-dead eyes,
The other with living eyes raised to the skies,
One row stood steady, pall-bearers of death,
The other knelt ready, welcoming heaven’s breath,
One row spewed wretched, contemptible threats,
The other spread God-given peace and rest.

A Question…
Who fears the other?

The row in orange, watching paradise open?
Or the row in black, with minds evil and broken?

A video was even made of this tribute that is getting a lot of play on the internet and you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TAHvc7PwYc&feature=em-share_video_user

If ever there was an opportune time for believers to both understand Islam for the purpose of reaching out with the love of Jesus, as well as caring for missionary workers currently on the field, it is now.

Muslim ConneXion and Care ConneXion will help you do both. 

Register today for:

Muslim ConneXion, March 6-7 http://missionconnexion.com/training-events/muslim-connexion/

Care ConneXion, April 17-18 http://careconnexion.vbconline.org/registration/