Ramadan Day 21- Peace
Traveling home from an Open Doors seminar in east Africa, Christian students saw a young Muslim man tie a rope around a tree. They stopped, and asked what he was doing. “I want to kill myself,” he replied. “I say my prayers five times a day, and I read the Quran. I have money, a wife and children, but I have no peace. I want peace. That is my one big wish.” Applying what they had learned at the seminar, the students witnessed to the man named Keder, telling him that even though the Quran teaches that Jesus is a prophet, He is also the Prince of Peace and the Savior of everyone who accepts Him as Lord. Keder followed the students to church where they prayed together. Afterwards, Keder told the students, “I’ve found the peace I was seeking.” The following day, Keder showed up at the seminar where he was asked to share his testimony. “Until now, Islam was the only genuine religion for me because it was straightforward. I studied the Quran for five years, and I did my rituals daily, but none of that gave me peace, so I decided to kill myself. Then I met Christians yesterday, and everything changed. Muslims are hurting without the knowledge of the Scriptures, therefore pray for them.” Keder is now secretly studying the Bible, and attending church. He is the first Muslim in his area to accept Christ. The peace of Jesus has made Keder unafraid and wanting to witness to his Muslim brothers. He is even prepared to die for Jesus. STAND “ONE WITH THEM” Praying in a mosque is not required for Muslims. If none are available, any clean place will do provided that they face toward Mecca. Today, identify the direction of Mecca and place a marker on the floor. Facing Mecca; pray for Christians living there. PRAY “ONE WITH THEM” Father, many former Muslims, who are now followers of Jesus, have shared that it was Your peace that drew them to salvation. Today, we pray for this perfect peace to shine in the lives of Christians worldwide, drawing many to You. Amen.