Festival of lights

Divali (pronounced dee-WAH-lee), a popular Hindu festival, will be celebrated by Hindus this week. The festival covers four days, but the primary date is October 26. Often called the Festival of Lights, it is marked by fireworks, candles, and strings of lights wherever they can be hung. There are as many stories about the meanings of Divali (also known as Deepavali in some areas) as there are lights in each city, but the basic belief is that Divali represents the victory of good (light) over evil (darkness). Sins are forgiven and a sense of unity is sought. Will you pray for the Hindus of Gujarat this week? Ask God to reveal His Son as the true Light of the world. Pray that their eyes will be opened and that their hearts will be prepared to receive the seed of the Gospel. Pray that this time next year, there will be fewer Divali celebrations and more salvation celebrations! Ask God to help you meet Hindus in your neighborhood, and to give you opportunities this week to talk to them about the ultimate victory of good over evil.
John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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