It was not easy to get a hold of this book! But once it finally arrived from India I was spiritually encouraged through it’s words. Let me share a few of the sections that were most meaningful and amazing to me.
“Usually when I am introduced, it is said this is our dear brother who has suffered 14 years of prison. I have the impulse to smile because I know that I have been 14 years in paradise. I have been with Jesus.”
“In the heart of New Delhi is situated a luxury five star hotel called the Taj Palace. It is a very tall and impressive building. Opposite to this hotel is a cemetery, the Prithvi Raj cemetery where my mother and son are also buried. While the Taj is symbolic of all the material pleasures of life, the cemetery reflects the stark reality of life. One day we might check into the finest room of the hotel and the other day we could be lying in the cemetery. What use then are the mundane pleasures of life that man seeks to attain?”
“The angry village chief asked the head of the family to renounce his faith in public – or face execution. Moved by the Holy Spirit, the man instantly composed and sang these celebrated lines: ‘I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, no turning back… [The whole family was then murdered] ‘Why should this man, his wife and two children die for a Man who lived in a far-away land on another continent some 2000 years ago?’ the chief asked himself. ‘there must be some supernautral power behind the family and I too want that supernatural power.’ In a spontaneous confession of faith, he declared, ‘I too belong to Jesus Christ!’ When the crowd heard this from the mouth of their chief, the whole village accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior.”
“‘My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you.’ – John 42:5 Do not fight suffering and it will fail to affect you for He is greater than great, more loving than love and closer than close.”