When he was born without legs, his parents threw him over a cliff to be eaten by
wild animals. Somehow he survived and became a bitter beggar on the streets. A
believer gave him some money, but when this Christian tried to read Scripture to
him, the beggar exploded in anger, If there is a God, why did He let all of
these bad things happen to me?¯ Undeterred, the believer returned daily to read
Scripture to him.
One day the beggar exclaimed, I don't like your reading, but when I hear God's
Word my heart burns within me because I know it is true. Soon the beggar
accepted Christ as his Savior and became a dynamic witness of the Gospel.
If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of
all¯ (Mark 9:35).
No one is too small (the beggar mentioned above) or too great (President Obama)
to receive our love and the light of God's truth. Light does not discriminate
and neither should we. Anyone who approaches a source of light gets the benefit
of its brightness, and anyone who comes to us should get the blessings of God's
love flowing through us. We should always be ready and willing to take the
opportunity to do good to all men, especially fellow believers (see Galatians
Anyone whom Jesus met or passed by was a candidate to receive the transforming
power of His love. Those whom society rejects and despises often become the most
radiant witnesses of the love and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Your brother Shibu Luke Podiyan