Inspiring stories that show how God is working among Muslims of the Arab world…

It’s time to celebrate!

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. (Galatians 4:4-5)

God’s timing is never accidental. Jesus was born at just the right time and in just the right place. It was no accident that his birth was in Bethlehem. It was no mistake that he came into the world in the most humble way. It was not a surprise (to God) that Joseph and Mary needed to take him to Egypt for his own protection. Many prophecies were fulfilled in all those details.

Two weeks ago, our team was reminded that the King of Kings continues to have perfect timing…

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Beauty from ashes

By the director of Arab World Media

Beauty from ashes

…a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. (Isaiah 61:3)

What a wonderful passage from Isaiah! Beauty instead of ashes. Joy instead of mourning. Praise instead of despair.

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Our God is unstoppable

It is always amazing to see how God relentlessly pursues Muslims. Here is yet another example from a member of our response team, who has been engaging with a Muslim woman from Egypt. Celebrate with us the birth of a new life!

Sabia* is a Muslim woman in her thirties. She is married, with two young girls, and lives in Upper Egypt, where she works as a teacher.

One night, Sabia had a dream… Jesus Christ came to her with a cross, which he placed inside her stomach. She felt as if she had a high fever and her body started to shake. Jesus put his hand on her back, and smiled as he told her not to be afraid. He promised to give her comfort and peace, and confirmed that he would be with her through all the coming days and that he would give her help. He was not young, as Sabia had seen in pictures at the Orthodox churches and in the homes of her many Christian friends and neighbours. He was old and wearing a white garment.

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Precious possession

In matters of faith, we hold fast to what we know to be true. But occasionally, we find the need to adjust slightly our beliefs as we mature in our faith and let God develop our theology through Bible reading and sound teaching. But for Rahman*, a Middle Eastern man, the need for adjustment was more of a major shift.

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Arabian Dawn – My heart aches

If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters – yes, even their own life – such a person cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26)

These words have always been challenging, yet how true they are for many believers of the Arab world! In choosing Christ, in spite of their family’s objections, they are living out Jesus’ command.

At Arab World Media, we do not want to shy away from the reality of becoming a believer in a Muslim-majority setting. It varies in severity, but family rejection is just one form of many hardships experienced by those who choose Christ.

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