I don’t like to be scared. It’s not fun, and makes it hard to enjoy doing anything else. This morning in Sunday School, our teacher told us about the Dayak people who live on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.
Many of the Dayak people are afraid of spirits they think want to hurt them. They can’t see the spirits, so they never know when to be afraid or what to do to make the spirits happy. They are always looking for signs to help them guess what the spirits want. If a certain bird sings at a certain time, they think the spirits are telling them not to do something. If bad things happen, they think the spirits are angry with them.
Only a few of the Dayak people know about God and His love. They know that Jesus is stronger than any spirit, and that Jesus will always be with them and take care of them. I am going to pray that all of the Dayak will hear about Jesus and trust Him, not live in fear of bad spirits all of the time.
“Dear God, please send Your Word to all the Dayak people. Help each of them trust You and Your love for them. Help them not be afraid all of the time, but to be happy and enjoy the lives You have given them. Thank You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”