What I Didn’t Know About Bali

I found out something today about an island called Bali.  I’ve heard about it in old movies and stuff.  I always figured it was a country.  But, it’s not.  It’s an island that is part of the country of Indonesia.  It is very beautiful—like a tropical paradise.  People have loved visiting Bali for hundreds of years.  The Dutch lived there for a while.  So did the Japanese during World War II.  Today, tourists travel there from all over the world.

Bali has lots of festivals and parades.  Everything is big and bright and colorful.  But the festivals honor idols.  The people have statues of hundreds of gods.  They bring the statues out on special occasions, take them places, feed them, and take care of them.  That’s what made me want to pray for the people of Bali.  We’re not supposed to take care of gods, God takes care of us!

“Dear God, please help the people of Bali.  Help them see that their statues can’t help them.  Help them come to know You and understand that You are real and alive, not a statue, and that You want to take care of them.  Please help visitors to Bali tell the people about Jesus and how much You love them.  Thank You.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

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