Friday, November 27, 2020

Daily Devotion: The Unknown God

Bible Reading: Acts 17:16-31

Key Verse: Verse 23 – “For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.”

Key Words: to the UNKNOWN GOD

I have had the opportunity to visit countries in Asia, South America, and the Middle East; and the thing that stands out the most in my mind is their desire to please the unknown God.

In the hills of Burma among the Palaung tribes are scores of little homes in which a corner is set apart as a shrine for the “coming God.” The Rev. A. H. Henderson, M. D., describes how these places are swept clean, and no one is allowed to go into them. At night a light is placed on each little shrine. Whenever one of the Palaungs, who live in these hills, is asked why this is done, the answer is always the same, “It is for the coming God.” Who this God is or where he may be found they know not, but they live in the hope that some day he will appear. As on that long-ago day in Athens it was Paul’s privilege to declare unto the people the one true God, so it is the privilege of the Christian missionary today to carry to these dwellers in the hills of Burma the message of Christ.

We must all be missionaries or missionary-helpers. We must either go or give financially so others can go and tell all the people of the world who this unknown God truly is.

What to do:

Pray for our missionaries: Jon and Katie Stanzak, Aviator Evangelists Reaching Others.

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