Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pray for Kinmen

A couple of weeks ago, all of the temples from Kinmen and Small Kinmen came together to celebrate the birthday of one of their gods with a huge parade. Tourists came from all over Eastern Asia to see the culture and worship. When I saw my students, the children I love so much, marching along, bowing to the idols, I wanted to scream, "DON'T LISTEN TO THEM! IT'S ALL A LIE! THESE GODS DON'T LOVE YOU! ONLY JESUS DOES! My heart was broken. I went home and begged God to use me to warn these people about the day that's coming on which each and every person will stand before God. I want them to know the truth.

Acts 17:22-31
So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To the unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life an breath and everything. And he made from on man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for 'In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we are indeed his offspring.' Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, “We will hear you again about this.” So Paul went out from their midst. But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

Pray for Kinmen.

~Bethany Truth