Advent Meditations from ICETE Partner Langham Partnership International
A Devotion from Papua New Guinea
From 1 -25 December, Langham Partnership International is offering an Advent devotion from the Global church. Reflections are written by brothers and sisters serving in countries around the world, and each one invites us to consider an Old Testament longing for the coming of the Messiah.
Enjoy this excerpt from Day 1, focused on Genesis 3:15: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.
In Papua New Guinea, one of the big challenges people continue to face is poverty and the hunger and sickness that go with it. Our citizens expect the government to deliver, but nothing happens at all! Greed and corruption are huge road blocks to societal development, so many people live in bondage to that poverty. In the face of that, God’s promise of salvation through His Son is our living hope and can fuel our restorative efforts! We are the stewards of this promise to re-establish the good and rightful reign of Jesus. As we apply God’s Word into our societies, resisting greed, corruption, and selfish living, we are a living hope to the many people we serve as we holistically meet their needs and work to deliver from the bondage of poverty, hunger, and sickness. What a privilege to know this promise and be a foretaste of its ultimate fulfilment!