Ramadan begins at the end of this month, but it already occupies the thoughts and conversations of many people here. We are often asked whether or not we fast. This gives us different opportunities to share the truth about our faith.
As we watch our friends and neighbors rush about trying fit everything in before the month of fasting starts and get prepared for Ramadan, we see the first part of this verse lived out: a people who walked in darkness.
The second part of the verse, however, becomes our prayer: that they would see a great light (Is. 9:2; Mt. 4:16)
THAT WORDS MAY BE GIVEN TO ME IN OPENING MY MOUTH BOLDLY TO PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL. EPHESIANS 6:19
Ramadan is an especially difficult and dry time, spiritually speaking. It is the apex of human effort in trying to earn God’s favor. The domain of darkness (Col. 1:13) is having a party. Our local brothers and sisters are often the target of intense pressure from their immediate and extended family during this month.
Please keep us and our neighbors in your prayers this month.