Saturday, 26 November 2011

We Want To SEE Jesus

Photos   from  the  evening  meetings
held at  our  church
Nov. 11-13th   2011
I  read  this  story  sometime  back  and  wanted  to  share  it   with  my  readers . Who could  tell  it   better than  than Joni Eareckson  Tada.

He was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak
in him, yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you. --II Corinthians

Back in 1967, missionary Doug Nichols fell ill while serving in India, and had to
spend several months in a dingy tuberculosis sanitarium. While there, he tried to
give Gospel tracts to the patients and doctors, but no one would accept them. Understandably,
Doug became discouraged. He was sick, weak, lonely, and disappointed no one would
listen to him

One night around 2:00 a.m., Doug woke up coughing. Across the aisle, he noticed
an old man trying to get out of bed and get to the bathroom. Too weak to stand,
the man fell back into bed crying and exhausted. Although sick himself and as weak
as he had ever been, Doug got out of bed, and with a smile, placed one arm under
the patient's neck and the other under his legs. With all his strength he lifted
the man and carried him down the hall to the filthy, smelly washroom. Then the missionary
carried him back to his bed. The old man smiled and said the Indian word for "thanks."

What happened the next morning was amazing. One of the other patients woke Doug
up with a steaming cup of tea, making motions that he wanted a Gospel tract. Then
other patients asked for the booklets. Even nurses and a doctor asked for one. Over
the next few days, several patients and staff gave their lives to Christ. The whole
situation changed because of Doug's sacrificial act in the middle of the night.

The power of the Good News is released in your life when you allow your weaknesses
to showcase the awesome might and love of our Savior. Plan on doing that today.

Father, I confess that I pass by opportunities to help others in the name of Jesus
because I just don't want to get involved, or don't want to get my hands dirty.
Move me, by your Spirit, to reach beyond my own strength. 

People  don 't want  to  merely  hear about  Jesus,  or  the gospel  being  preached  to  them,  they  want  to  see  Jesus  in  our  lives -  His  message  translated into  our   daily  lives.   

An  evangelist  once  visited  a  remote  hamlet  in  South  India  to  share  the  Gospel  there. A  crowd  gathered around  him and he  started  telling   them  about  the  love,  compassion   and  miracles  of  Jesus. Towards  the  end he  asked  his  audience , Do  you  know  this  man  Jesus  Christ? Have  you  heard  of  Him?"

A  man  jumped  up  in   the middle  of   the  group.
"But  sir we know  this  man  you  are  talking  about. He  visits  us   frequently." he  said.

Upon investigating  further  the  evangelist  found  out  that  a   preacher came  each  week  to  share  the   love   of  Christ  in  that  village. The  simple   rustic  folk  had  seen  Christ  in  him.

9 Fertilize my soul:

Michelle said...


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That was so inspiring!

Thank you ~ FlowerLady

Prekmurska Gibanica said...

Some months ago one woman from our church met Jew from Lithuania. He told her, that Jews will be more interested in Christ when Christians build them synagogue. They want see our love for them and of course other people from all nations. It is this same - people want to see Christ in our life. Discussions can be helpful, but they aren't this same.
Photoes are great.

Simply Shelley said...

What a lovely post today Amrita...the last story really touched me...We are his hands,his feet...his heart to others...may we never forget to share Jesus in our everyday actions...blessings to you dear friend.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

This is beautiful Amrita....and really inspiring.

DeanO said...

We are Christs Ambassadors - the light, the salt. Thank you for the wonderful and touching missionary story! God bless,

N Abram said...

Dear Amrita, these two stories are so moving and definitely true. I ask too not to miss any opportunities especially at work! God bless you, your family and your church. N

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful reminder that we are the living vessels that Christ lives in and flows through to those around us. I enjoyed your blog.
Shirley in Virginia

Amrita said...

Hi Shirley, welcome to my blog. Thank you for your kind words.

I have started following your lovely blog and invite you to follow mine.