Over the past few months I’ve seen a few Christians expressing negative opinions about the growing number of Moslem refugees flooding into the west. Some of those comments seem to have been inspired by fear of the changes that such an “invasion” would bring about. I felt at times there was also a degree of national pride and wanting to protect a certain national identity and should I say it? Protect the comfortable, comparatively affluent lifestyle the west has grown to enjoy.
But today I came across an interview and an article that hint of other possibilities that indicate a possible twist on a well-known saying: “If the gospel won’t come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the gospel.”
While there may be reason for caution in accepting accounts of mass conversions from Islam to Christianity (and some of the content at the above links expresses more than a degree of suspicion), do we need to doubt the reality that at least some of them are genuine? That God IS working in a situation where, for a time, borders have been flexible?
Instead of seeing threat should we be seeing opportunity?
From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him,