Ordinary people

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We are talking about weary and burdened human beings.  They make up the ‘ordinary people’ of the Muslim world. Beneath a veneer of conformity to a major world faith, ordinary Muslims express deep needs in their daily living.

The world of popular Islam is, at first sight, a strange one for Western onlookers.  It is a world constantly in flux, full of all kinds of ‘being’ and ‘powers.’ It is a world that knows processes of change from one state to another.

Ordinary Muslims, among others, see their lives as finding context in a far more complex, active environment.  Perhaps, for some Western Christians, a look at popular Islam may awaken a deeper appreciation of the worlds and realities of the Old and New Testaments.

It is my prayer that Western Christians will empathize better with their Muslim neighbours and fellow-travelers.  In our growing sensitivity towards such ordinary people, may new doors open for powerful, compassionate witness and for encouraging them to come to the Jesus who will give them rest.

 

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Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.
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