• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

God Is On The Move

I actually had another post ready, but tonight’s session made me change my plans.  As we entered the auditorium, up on the screen were written the words: “God Is On The Move”.  The particular focus was on how God was at work in the region of Asia.  Different testimonies were shared of what God is doing in this part of the world.  Then a young girl came on stage to share her story.  What we heard truly made one recognize that “God is on the move.” 

Her father was a close advisor to one of the leaders of a highly repressive regime in Asia.  He and his family were forced to flee the country when he was politically denounced. In the country where they found asylum, they were hosted by relatives who lead them to church.  There her parents gave their life to Christ.  Her mother passed away a few years later, leaving her father and her.  But her father now had one objective, to return to his country and share Christ.  Leaving his daughter with a pastor’s family, he returned to his homeland.  Imprisoned after just a few months, he spent several years in jail.  After he was released, he was reunited with his daughter.  However, rather than weaken his faith, his time in prison had solidified and grown his faith.  His heart broke for his people and he chose to go back once again to his homeland to share Christ. 

His daughter has not heard from him since, knowing that he has probably been publically shot for his faith.  Several weeks later, she, now alone in her adopted country, saw Jesus in a dream, walking towards her and asking her: “Why have you kept me waiting?  Walk with me.”  When she woke, she knew she had seen Jesus, and gave her life to Christ.

But that isn’t the end of the story, for with tears in her eyes, she shared how she, like her father, wanted to glorify her heavenly Father by working to share the love of Christ with her people, in her homeland.  “Pray for my people,” she said, “pray that my people would know the love of Christ.” 

In a sign of unified agreement and commitment to pray, the entire assembly rose to their feet.

God is on the move.

 

3 Responses

  1. Wow! Thanks for passing on that inspiring story, brother! The story of this one family’s faith-filled action is a powerful reminder of our calling. May we all wake up to that truth every day — God is on the move.

  2. Very moving! It seems to me that ONE of the reasons that the majority world is now owning most of the responsibility for cross-cultural missions is precisely because of this kind of willingness to sacrifice; to the point of laying down their lives. It has been a long time since the Western world laid wave after wave of missionaries on the coastal regions of Africa, for example, to pentrate to the interior.

    • That’s one of the things that I have noticed in the presentations and in conversations, a much stronger sense of sacrifice among those from the majority world when they talk about missions, and mobilizing others to missions.

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