Uganda Day 5
daily prayer guide
Day 5: Wednesday, July 31
Unlike migrants who set out for a new country with a vision of a better life, refugees are people fleeing present danger with the simple aim of finding safety and peace.
From the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis, to the Revelation recorded by the Apostle John while in exile on the Isle of Patmos, the Bible is filled with stories of forcibly displaced people. Moses fled into the desert to escape Pharaoh’s wrath. David was forced to flee Israel and seek safety in desert places because Saul was bent on having him killed. Esther, Daniel and Nehemiah were among the Jewish exiles of their day, forced to leave their country and live in foreign empires. Jesus Himself escaped to Egypt when King Herod sought His death.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a refugee? Today’s reading is from a Psalm that describes the experience of many refugees both then and now.
How does the Psalmist describe the refugee experience?
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” (Psalm 107:1-9)
|Ruth Lomo||Jay Phebus||Wafaa Khartoum|
|Joyce Lomo||Daniel Phebus||Karamba|
|Stephanie Powell||Ari Campbell||Nadine Pasikari|
|Gladys Hunt||Beth Price||Fidel Pasikari|
|Samantha Sanchez||Wailes N.||Esther Pasikari|