"Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you."
Our Christmas Day ministry lasted for nearly 12 hours. After the service was over , people kept coming wanting to see the church, and asking for prayer. Our pastor and I together with others remained in church till 9 PM talking to visitors and praying with them, sharing God 's love with all.
We did not even have time for lunch. I went home to give away bags of Christmas goodies etc. I made for some people. Quickly I made a pot of noodles with fresh vegetables. I gave a big bowl to my church workers and sent another bowl to our ministers. I wish I had a larger utensil to cook in. Later on someone brought us black tea which got cold as we were busy talking to people.
People came seeking the Christ Child.
Groups of students, families, neighbours all together, individuals, couples, children.
People from all walks of life and sections of society and from far off places.
Everyone got personal attention and prayer.
I cannot tell you all the stories / prayer requests we heard that day.
A young man in search of moksha - deliverance of the cycle of rebirth.
A woman estranged from her husband.
A small boy whose mother was ill at home.
A beautiful teenage girl wept inconsolably for her 24 year old brother who has gone blind.
They came seeking answers and comfort.
Cold , hunger and time was forgotten. Just as we would want to close the church a group of more people would walk in.
God did a mighty work that day. pray the seed that was sown would fall on good ground , take root and bear fruit.
I am a single , evangelical, born-again Christian woman, I was my mother 's care giver till she died on Jan 29,2012.I am serving the Lord in my church and community.The purpose of my blog is to share the trials and triumphs of life in India and encourage friends to pray for us.You can call it a cross cultural blog
8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
9Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
10Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.