Yesterday I blogged about People of Peace. Today I want to share a story about some people who go looking for people of peace. This story may be in a foreign land, but the message of the story is the same: God has prepared people to receive His message. Our job is to find them and share the love and goodness of God with them.
The following is an excerpt from WesternJournalism.Com. You can read the full story here.
The story comes from a missionary from Vermont named Daniel who went to Syria to talk to Muslims about the life and works of Jesus Christ. But the 24-year-old was surprised by the reaction of one family he met there.
Going about his duties visiting as many Muslim families as he could, Daniel was welcomed into the tent of a refugee family. Opening the flaps he said, “Hi, I’m Daniel and I’m here to tell you about Jesus.”
But as soon as the family saw him they began to yell excitedly. Daniel was taken aback by the reception. “The family freaked out, they looked at each other, almost turned white. The father was excited, yelling,” he said.
Through his interpreter, Daniel learned the family had experienced a strange visitor only a day before. The family told Daniel a man dressed in white opened their tent flaps and said, “Hello, My name is Jesus and I am sending a man tomorrow named Daniel to tell you more about me.” This strange visitor then disappeared, they told Daniel.
What is all the more amazing is the family would even admit to such an experience in a land where speaking what some might feel is blasphemy towards Islam is an invitation to dangerous confrontations with fellow Muslims.
God continues to prepare people. He is calling every day believers like me and you to simply partner with Him. Let us commit to joining in what God is already doing and search for some people of peace in our every day lives.
*featured photo is a generic image and is not the actual family spoke about in this article.
Stay tuned for Part 3 of The People of Peace series…