Sunday, April 27, 2014
Jesus said..whoever has been forgiven little loves little
Good morning my sisters-
Much has happened this week. The Bibles arrived in Nigeria. Praise God! He is the great provider, majestic and true. I am so grateful that they made it and many women will be blessed by them. My sister in Christ informed me and I almost wept. She then wrote to me about a girl that was Muslim and now has come to the foot of Christ. In Nigeria, she could be killed by her father for going against their faith. He hates Christians and loves to see them die. They are told from the time that they are little that we are evil.
I want us to realize that to be a Christian in some countries is very dangerous and yet, God is calling people from every nation to be with Him. Her journey could be very dangerous and yet she told her father that she would not give up Christ. Her financial needs are great and unfortunately it is not permitted to send money to this country, so please pray with me for her. Please ask Christ to provide the money and the clothes that she needs but mostly, pray for her protection. Just like the woman that washed Jesus' feet, she has been saved by faith.
Her story penetrates my heart because it's an illustration of courage and boldness. She is just a young woman now disowned from the only family she knows. Her life could be at risk and still she proclaims the name of Jesus. So, if nothing else bring her to mind. I will call her lady A and ask God to protect her and keep her as she draws closer to Him.
Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (Luke 7:44, 45, 47, 50 NIV)
My prayer today:
O, Lord please provide for lady A. Her needs are great and only You can help protect her. The school is costly and Americans are not permitted to send money to Nigeria. Please give her strength to stay in Your arms and to be loved by You. Her trust and faith in You is well placed and we must continue to pray with her for all her needs. Thank you for being faithful and for loving and forgiving us. Please forgive our sins and lead us closer to You through stories like lady A's. I believe that You will provide and I hold onto the faith that You are faithful. In Jesus Name, Amen