When I was in college, I heard about a girl who had decided to follow the Way. I knew that her family was Hui, and it must have been hard for them to accept her choice. I couldn’t help but wonder, what must her family have thought when they heard? Were the consequences as serious as other people said? But I was so excited for her! She was so brave! To follow what she believed to be true no matter what the consequences — that was truly courageous!
Wait, she hasn’t told them? How could that be? I thought she was so confident. How, after all this time, has she never told her family?
Before you begin to judge, let me confess that I’m the girl. I am so ashamed to admit that after being a follower or Jesus for almost three years, I still have never told my family. Despite my faith in Christ, the fear of what could happen paralyzes me. If they don’t accept it, they might disown me forever!
And yet … if they do understand, might they believe as well? Could it be that we might all follow Him together?
I know what I need to do. Now that I know the Truth, it’s my responsibility to make Him known. I just don’t know how to do that yet … and I really don’t want to mess it up.
- Pray for Muslim background believers in China — that God will give them boldness to proclaim the gospel to their families and their communities. Pray that as they share with their families God will turn the hearts of their family members to trust and follow Jesus as well.
- Pray that Hui, Salar and Dongxiang believers will hold one another accountable to share the gospel with their families.
This post was re-posted from Pray4Hui.com. For more information about and prayer requests for Chinese Muslims, visit Pray for the Hui and follow @pray4hui on Twitter