Published on May 31st, 2017
In some countries, homes are surrounded by high walls. Sometimes only one family lives inside the walls. In other places, relatives live in separate houses behind one wall. Women in strict Muslim families might not come outside the walls very often, and only if they have a male family member accompanying them.
Christians in one Muslim country wanted to share the love of God with people inside the walls. They walked around their city carrying small pamphlets that described how Jesus came to save sinners. When they came to a walled house, they threw a pamphlet over the wall! Their project was risky, and they never knew whether the people inside the wall read the pamphlet or not. But they trusted God, and they know that His Word is powerful.
Isaiah 55:10-11 (International Children’s Bible, NCV) says:
Rain and snow fall from the sky.
They don’t return without watering the ground.
They cause the plants to sprout and grow.
And the plants make seeds for the farmer.
And from these seeds people have bread to eat.
The words I say do the same thing.
They will not return to me empty.
They make things happen that I want to happen.
They succeed in doing what I send them to do.
To Think About
How can those verses encourage someone who is spreading the truth of the Bible in places where many people are not Christians?