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…. they were unschooled, ordinary men …. they had been with Jesus …. the crippled man healed standing with them – Acts 4:13,14

The language of Love … builds bridges

Daphne Jacobs in Kashmir, India:

One afternoon Betsy, a new worker in our team, asked my husband,
“Anything special at the clinic this morning, Steve?”

“Well, yes. The old Balti woman came to ask my wife to go and see her little grandson.  He’s very sick, but Daphne isn’t well enough to go see him.”

“Maybe I can go.  Surely there’s something I could do.”

“Thank you, Betsy, but what can you do?  
You don’t speak the language, and its a long hike.”

“I’ll go!” Betsy moved quickly assuring us she could examine the woman’s grandson and give him some medicine.

After a time of prayer together, Betsy left with a posy in her hand and a bulging bag over her shoulder, winding her way down into the valley.

By tea time she was home, radiant and praising the Lord for His help.

“It was a worthwhile visit,” she said.  
“I have told Granny to come back to the clinic when the medicine is finished.”

Four days later Granny returned.

“How is your grandson?”

“Oh, very much better.  Miss Sahib’s visit did us all good.  
She read such sweet words from Iinjil-i-muqquddas (the gospel).  
Indeed it was sweet.  
She said you would all pray, and God have answered our prayers.  
Our little boy will live.
Please come again to our house!”

“But Granny, what did you understand?
Miss Sahib does not yet speak your language!”

“True.  But she speaks the one language we all know, and the whole world understands”

“What is that?”

“The sweet language of love.
We felt her love and knew she cared. 

The fruit and flowers made our little boy happy.
Miss Sahib sang so sweetly about Jesus and read from the Gospel.
She gave us her time.
Please let her come again.”

So hearts and homes were opened in villages nestling in the Himalayan foothills of North India.

Love builds bridges.

Source:  Beyond the Edge:  100 Stories of Trusting God, WEC International, CLC Publications, 2012, pg 241, 242.


Father kissing toddler son


Further reading:

Love is kind (click here)

beyondtheedge


Ships of Mercy 2


Serving Quietly | Cross-Culture

by 林弟兄, bro Lim
October 1, 2016
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