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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The ground rule

I was talking to a missionary. An american , who had lived 8 years in India, spending his life, energy, money, time and age for Indians, for whom he had the passion and love of Christ. I cannot sit and fathom, all that he had sacrificed, the big perspective shift, he put himself through, to understand the culture, life, language, food, and oh yeah, the weather!

It just drives me crazy, to know the extent a person could/would do, all for the love of Christ, forsaking comfort, pleasure, family, friends, security. Across seas and continents, in this present age! I praise God, for he still has the fire within, burning for Christ. Below, are his words, when I asked, how he brought himself to leave a country of freedom and opportunity, of safety and security, of pleasure and happiness, to a place which is the all opposite of America. Here's his reply.

"The baseline is, we all came from Adam, one blood line. It doesn't matter if you are an Indian, an american, any race/caste/language. All it matters, is that you are God's family. And we belong to the kingdom of God, to last forever."

Am still amazed.

4 comments:

little Denny said...

Hey Beulah...
Hope u had a great experience and Inspiration with that missionary. Its very true, very few could leave every treasures for the Lord i.e follow what they preach... I am inspired by His word..."All from one Blood... Adam".

Ferdin said...

Hey Beu the missionaries sum up wat John Bunyan wrote

Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
Can daunt his spirit;
He knows he at the end
Shall life inherit.
Then, fancies, fly away,
He’ll not fear what men say;
He’ll labour night and day
To be a pilgrim.

Nebeula said...

Wow!

Lavee said...

I can relate to what you're saying Beu...I've wistfully gazed at some rare people so dedicated to the Lord too. And I've always wondered if within me too there is a capacity to sacrifice so much and simply follow Him!