By Amanda Cleary Eastep
Recently, I wrote an article for Think Christian magazine, My Daughter’s Muslim-Christian Bible Study, about the coming together of Christian and Muslim students in the Bible study my daughter started at her local public high school.
A better title would have been “When worlds collide…or just meet over Dunkin’ Donuts,” which better illustrates the unique dynamic formed among these teenagers.
But outside this small group of friends of different faiths, worlds do collide.
And it is in to these worlds this same daughter seeks to extend her innocent hand and a heart longing to befriend Muslim women.
To support my daughter (and me) as she decides the best route for serving overseas, I asked a few friends who know us best to commit to be her prayer warriors. One friend reminded me of a passage from Jeremiah where God calls a youth to be his voice.
6“Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
7 But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.”
For now, I won’t go into the effects that the choice to serve has–and could have–on her, me, and our family and friends.
I simply encourage each person who reads the article, no matter your beliefs or ethnicities or experiences, to choose to do one thing to break down barriers that is a tenth so brave.