Blessed is the one who is kind to the needy. Proverbs 14:21
Recently, I received an email from my friend, Diane, who with her husband spend their winters in India. When I read her story about praying and the Lord answering, I thought of Proverbs 14:21. Here is one example of how God and His people are working together. But first a brief summary of what brought them to India:
The Lord told Diane and Evon to go to India in 1997, and they first went in 1999. For the next five years, they were able to travel there. Then, they weren’t able to go for ten years. When they retired, they came for the winter months (they are only allowed to be there a maximum of six months). They have supported 15-20 pastors all of these years (now 20). They will be going to Hyderabad rural villages the first two weeks of March for ministry in the field and also to have pastors’ conferences.
Before I left for church, I prayed the Lord would lead me to someone who could really use the food I had to give. As I left the church, I saw a poor widow walking by with a stick and a bag over her shoulder. I knew that she was whom I was to bless. I got her attention, and she wanted prayer and never did ask for money. I prayed for her and then gave her rice, lentils, turmeric, sauce packet, two bananas and a package of golden raisins which she was so thankful for. Next, I checked if she had teeth before giving her peanuts, and she did. She very grateful; she would bend down and touch my feet. I hugged her and gave her two medicinal lozenges. She came to tears of happiness. Now, that’s how I want to bless them not with a few rupees but something I know will be used to advantage not disadvantage!
Thank you, Lord, we can partner with you to bless others. Amen.