Every Tribe

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

                                                                                                                                                                           Revelation 7:9-10

            This post is going to be very short because the point I want to make about the video is very simple. The kids in it are part of the Karen tribe. Their tribe is originally from Myanmar (Burma) but have come to Thailand as refugees because of difficult living circumstances in their home-country.

            We visited this ministry with our non-Christian college students a few weeks ago partly to help our friend who runs it and also to use the trip to deepen our relationships with the students. What struck me in particular about this ministry and the people it serves is that it is entirely run by Thai believers. I was amazed at how the Kingdom of God is working here: a minority group (Thai Christians) is ministering on its own accord to a minority, often disadvantaged, people-group (Karen tribe) who speak a different language in Thailand. Christians only make up less than 1% of Thailand’s population but the believers here are as focused on reaching other people-groups as they are their own.

           

            The song the kids are singing is about the coming of Christ. These verses from Revelation are being fulfilled by God working through his faithful servants in an incredible way.