Wednesday mornings are Great Commission mornings at Between the Times. Really, everyday is a Great Commission day, but on Wednesdays we point you to the work of the Center for Great Commission Studies. This week, Greg Mathias informs us about the Hindu festival of lights, which begins on October 23. Read it and pray for those walking in darkness as they celebrate light.
Here’s an excerpt:
Here are a few things to know about Diwali:
Lights and firecrackers are everywhere during this time. Homes, businesses, and streets are transformed with lights, candles, and other decorations. The lights serve as a sign of respect to the heavens. Beyond the lights, there is a lot of noise during this celebration due to firecrackers. Setting off firecrackers demonstrates the joy of the people.
Diwali represents the triumph of good over evil. The Diwali celebration is a happy one for Hindus. The physical lights are a spiritual reminder to Hindus of the hope of being lifted out of spiritual darkness.