Today a missionary spoke to us about his experience in India.
His name was Vijaye.
I won’t write everything he said, but I will tell you a story that he told us:
Every four years there are millions of Hindus that travel to the the Ganges River to immerse themselves in it in hopes to wash away their sins. A missionary traveled to the river along with the millions of Hindus. While there he saw a woman sitting by the edge of the river weeping. He noticed that no one was stopping to comfort her, or even ask what was wrong. He finally went to her and asked her what the problem was.
She began to explain:
“My family has been experiencing a stream of bad luck. Some of those around me were saying that I had bad karma. Many of them blamed it on my newborn son. I traveled here in hopes to get rid of my sins and my bad luck.”
The woman continued to explain that to rid herself and those around her of the bad karma she threw her six month old child into the river.
The missionary then began to explain to her the hope she can have in Jesus, and how He will wash away sin by His blood, not a river.
The woman looked at the missionary and through her tears accepted Jesus as her Savior, then said:
“Where were you 30 minutes ago? Before I threw my child into the river?”
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
May God use our team in India
May we get there 30 minutes earlier than planned.