In the USA, we are celebrating God's blessings and provision over the last year(s) on Thursday 26 November 2009. On Friday or Saturday the 27 or 28 November 2009 our Muslim friends around the world will be celebrating their Big Feast, aka Festival of Sacrifice, Sacrifice Feast, Eid Kebir, Eid al-Adha, Tabaski, etc. It reminds them that God provided a lamb so Abraham didn't sacrifice his son. The Koran doesn't say which son was involved, but by tradition Muslims believe it was Ishmael. The Bible says God provided the lamb, in the place of Isaac, for the burned offering, Genesis 22.
Heavenly Father, cause us as Christians to be grateful for your provision of Jesus to be the holy, eternal and sufficient offering for our sins. Cause many Muslims to have dreams or visions about Jesus during their festival of sacrifice and as they do their Hajj, pilgrimages to Mecca.
Learn about the Hajj and how to pray effectively: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k7May3H0nw
Labels: blessing, Islam, Thanksgiving