Day 5: Precious in God’s Sight

Day 5

When we are suffering at the hand of sin’s chaos on this earth, it can be really hard to see pass the present moment. For believers our hope is not in the circumstances of today but in God’s glorious tomorrow. Our hope in the Eternal One, the Alpha and Omega who “causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him” (Romans 8:28), is what emboldens us to stand firm in the faith, preach boldly, and love unconditionally even when those around us seek to destroy us. God tells us in Isaiah “Now look here! I am creating new heavens and a new earth. The weary and painful past will be as if it never happened. No one will talk or even think about it anymore” (Isaiah 65:17). Let’s lift up today’s prayer request with God’s eternal perspective in clear view before us.

Today’s Scripture:

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

그의 경건한 자들의 죽음은 여호와께서 보시기에 귀중한 것이로다 시편 116:15

BURKINA FASO — Islamists Murder Two Church Leaders

In mid-February, Islamic extremists murdered two church leaders in eastern Burkina Faso, announcing to the community that they will not tolerate Christianity in the area. On Feb. 10, the extremists arrived at the home of well-known church leader Lankoande Babribile and shot him to death in front of his wife. Lankoande, who served in the village of Sebba near the border with Niger, was known for his Christian witness in the community, especially among the nomadic Fulani people. He is survived by his wife and nine children. Using a vehicle stolen from Lankoande, the terrorists went to the home of Pastor Tindano Omar on Feb. 13 and killed him and other members of his family. Pray for the comfort of surviving family members, and thank the Lord for the witness of His saints.

부르키나파소 – 교회 지도자 두 명을 살해한 이슬람 극단주의자

지난 월 중순, 이슬람 극단주의자들이 부르키나파소(Burkina Faso) 동부에 있는 한 교회의 지도자 두 명을 살해한 뒤, 그 지역에서는 기독교를 용인하지 않겠다고 주민들에게 선언했습니다. 이들은 지난 2월 10일, 교회 지도자로 잘 알려져 있던 랑코안데 바브리빌레(Lankoande Babribile)의 집에 침입해, 아내가 보는 앞에서 그를 총으로 살해했습니다. 니제르(Niger)와의 국경선 인근 세바(Sebba) 마을에서 사역하던 란코안데는 주민들에게, 특히 유목민인 풀라니족에 복음을 전한 것으로 유명했습니다. 이제 그의 아내와 아홉 자녀만 남았습니다. 2월 13일, 테러리스트들은 랑코안데의 집에서 훔친 차를 타고 틴다노 오마르(Tindano Omar) 목사의 집으로 가서, 그와 그의 가족 몇 명을 살해했습니다. 시편 116편 15절을 읽은 뒤, 남은 가족들을 위로해주시도록 기도해주시고, 경건한 성도의 죽음을 귀하게 여기시는 주님께 감사 기도를 드리시기 바랍니다.

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