Upon returning from a trip to Grace Bible College (Paul Pillai), I am reminded of how traveling in a foreign country is invariably an assault on one’s senses. From the time you step off the plan your skin feels clammy, your eyes must adjust to different sites, your taste buds will be challenged (maybe burned), and your ears harassed by the incessant honking of car horns. For me, the biggest impact is always the smells enveloping you – food vendors cooking in the market, cigarette smoke, rotting garbage, diesel fumes, human excrement, and on and on.
However, maybe for the first time I looked at the incredible mass of millions and millions of lost souls, I was overwhelmed by the stench of death. As far as we could see in the market and on the road to Grace, were people who are facing eternal death and don’t even know it. Their eyes have been blinded by Satan. Why after decades and decades of the presence of the Christian church in India has the church had so little effect? Is it because we (the West) delivered a watered-down, yes even polluted, form of the gospel? Have we not prayed enough, sacrificed enough, given enough? Whatever our past short comings, I pray that we will recommit ourselves afresh and a new to the proclamation of the truth of God’s word in India, and that He will open the hearts, minds, eyes and even the noses of the people of this great country.
Written By Larry Lloyd