In the country where I am serving, the day after Easter is a national holiday very much akin to Labor Day in the States. Nearly every shop across the country closes its doors, and families venture out to picnic in parks or unwind at beaches in every corner of the country. It is a day of rest, relaxation and a welcome respite from the cares of everyday life.
I was given the opportunity to visit one of the beaches that families and friends flock to on this ancient holiday, and the sheer number of lost people gathered together overwhelmed me. I am well aware my region is a vastly unreached area. But there is something drastically different between seeing statistics on paper and seeing crowds of people stretching along the coastline as far as the eye can see, knowing that nearly all, if not all, are lost spiritually.
Faith in the goodness of the Father
However, I have faith in the goodness of our Father, and I believe in the power of prayer. It is my conviction that the power of praying continually often is forgotten, because I know it’s true in my life.
As I stood before thousands of lost people, I was reminded of its true power and I was convinced that the first step to reaching out to these people is for everyone across the globe to spend daily time praying for these individuals.
Will we play a part?
God is faithful, and he will respond. No matter where we live, we all are blessed with the ability to take part in his coming kingdom. But, it’s up to us to decide if we are going to actively play a part or not in the coming kingdom of God.
J.R. is a Texas student serving in the Middle East with Go Now Missions. His full name is withheld for security reasons.