and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
(Psalm 67:1-3 ESV)
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“Radical Islam challenges every idea in which the West believes. The Republican presidential candidates should start talking about their plans to counter, even defeat, it.” – Cal Thomas
… And one quiet couple heads-up a church planting team in a large European city to reach Muslims with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We, as responsible and concerned residents of planet Earth, need to be actively involved in political and social matters. The rise of Radical Islam has come to the West, maybe through the back door, but it is here, and the challenges to our freedoms and democratic way of life with it. But is that it? Are we only laboring for temporary kingdoms? Can’t we look beyond earthly conflicts to see something bigger taking place?
Psalm 67 calls every follower of Jesus Christ to something more than just social and governmental stability and safety. It is within this text that we are drawn into God’s story—His-story—and again see that His saving power is for ALL nations, so that ALL the peoples praise God: American, South African, Russian, Egyptian, and even Iranian.
There are many obstacles and like Jonah, we might be tempted to run the other way and hide. Some evangelistic endeavors are more difficult than others. However, we are still commanded to go into all the world. And if we can’t go, guess what? The world has come to us. Look around you! So we must pray, “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us.”
“While we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son…” (Romans 5:10). So along with other quiet couples planting the seeds of the gospel, pick up the bag given to you and get busy, “the fields are white for harvest.”