Have you ever felt like your words are falling on deaf ears? Sometimes sharing the Gospel with family and friends can have this result. It is at these times that we need to lean on this verse from Isaiah – we are just God’s seed planters – He is the master gardener.
Our partners in India face a deaf ear on a daily basis, but as they teach the children and build relationships, people see rather than hear, and seeing often is what makes the difference. Here is a story from Good Samaritan Sewa Kendra that shows how His Word and living His truth can make a difference in lives.
A lovely lad, Dhruv is in I Standard in our Jeevan Jyoti School. He did his pre-nursery and his Kindergarten also in our School; so he has been with us for the last 3 years. His father is employed in a private concern. Dhruv’s elder sister Dhivya has been transporting him to and from school. She is a fine girl, very well-behaved, and has become a close friend of ours. She is now 21 and has been preparing to enter Medical College. A few months back she complained of pain in her throat and difficulty with swallowing. We advised her father to take her to Indore for a specialists’ consultation.
Recently he came sobbing with news that Dhivya has been diagnosed with advanced cancer of the throat with secondary complications. She has been taking Radio-therapy. We have regularly visited Dhivya’s home counseling, encouraging and praying with her and family. They are Hindus, but they are greatly comforted by our visits. We have been able to help them with Indian Rs.3000/- (Indian Rupees three-thousand – about $750 USD).
Dhivya is going downhill very fast, is on intravenous, completely emaciated, (mere skin and bones) and in constant pain. Her prognosis is very poor – another 2 weeks or so. The family is shattered – engulfed in sorrow and tears. Dhivya has one younger sister about 16 years old. Please pray for Divine wisdom and guidance as we continue to regularly minister to Dhivya and her family.
Our partners have been faithful to continue to share the Gospel, to show the love of Christ and to not be concerned about immediate results of their sharing. They continue to intercede in prayer, to share their resources and to show their love and compassion to this Hindu family with no motive other than to show the love of Christ to fellow humans in their time of need.
We can trust the Lord that His Word will not return void. Next time you are in a situation where you feel like giving up on those who seem to not be hearing, take a moment to think of Dhivya and the friendship that our partners built with her. Think of her family and the comfort they received from this incredible Christian couple. Seeds are being planted and lives are being changed.
“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” (Is. 55:11)