Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How Can They Hear?

God spoke to my heart as I read..."If the population of China walked past me in rows of 8 people shoulder to shoulder, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction."

China is located in a geographical area I recently shared about called the "10/40 Window"--an area which extends from 10 degrees to 40 degrees North of the equator from North Africa across to China.

Three facts about the 10/40 Window grab my attention and my heart--(1) 2/3 of the world's population live there, (2) 85% of those living there are the poorest of the world's poor and (3) 95% of the people living there have never heard the message of Jesus.

With the 10/40 Window in mind, I can't get away from what the apostle Paul wrote...Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? (Romans 10:13-15 NLT)

It is so important to tell people about Jesus...even more so, to get the message of Jesus into areas where people have never heard.

How can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?
What am I doing today to help accomplish this?