Saturday, June 27, 2015

He Used to Confess Allah

“What do you believe?” Bamba asked the third woman. She said she was a Muslim.

Since it was the second day of Ramadan, he began to tell her that he used to confess Allah, that he would pray five times a day, and that he would make sacrifices to atone for his sins.

But he always felt empty, never being sure that Allah heard his prayers or accepted his sacrifices.

One day, someone shared the gospel with him, and God saved him.

He came to see that his righteous deeds were like a polluted garment, and that “none is righteous; no, not one.”

Yet he also came to see that “a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ," and he now lives in peace because of the freedom he has in Jesus.

I am thankful to have had Bamba as a translator. He loves the Lord and is a faithful evangelist. I am thankful that he was able to share his testimony with this Muslim woman after I shared the overarching narrative of Scripture—creation to Christ—with her and several others.

Pray that God would continue to draw Muslims to himself here in Abidjan, all for the praise of his glorious grace.

Adapted from a story by Carley