WHY WE GO TO INDIA
A three day Hindu festival just finished.
Thousands gathered in the river to immerse themselves
in the waters in hopes of seeking the blessings
of the gods (1). The long structure in the water is lit up
at night so they can continue their water immersion
ritual in the darkness of the night.
The shrines on the street going to the river were
packed with people buying flowers and flour sacrifices,
again seeking to be blessed (pic 2, I was afraid to go too
close to the crowd at the larger sight as they went in).
In a large gravel parking lot lived an 'untouchable'
little girl (3). She has been born into the lowest of the
low. The Hindu faith believes that this little girl has no
hope of receiving any blessings from the gods. This
is the karma she deserves due to her past life.
She lives under one of these tarps (4). Her parents
have come here for the few days of the festival to beg.
The devotees know helping the beggars is another
form of receiving heavenly blessings.
We are here to help the church teach to the people
of India that Jesus is the fullness of the blessing of
the one true Lord. Receive Jesus, receive the fullness
of the blessing of the one true God. Receive Jesus,
receive all the gifts that came with His sacrifice on
the cross which righteousness, forgiveness and be
immersed in the Holy Spirit.
We don't pray, "Lord, bless me." We live in Christ in
the Spirit in God the Father, continually thanking the
Lord that Jesus says, "it is finished." "Receive all I have
done for you, then overflow with thanks" (Col 2:6-7).
Please look into the girls eyes (3) and pray.
Thank you for helping us go,
John in India
posted on April 18, 2018