Tuesday, March 15, 2011
4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes [a] one child like this in My name welcomes Me.
I had another post in mind for today, but something I saw today totally rocked my world and took the forefront of my thoughts today. In light of Pastor John King's reflection yesterday, I felt that it was fitting to take today's reflection in this direction.
You see, I saw a YouTube video this afternoon about missionary Mark Zook and his incredible ministry to the Mouk people of Papa New Guinea. They were a tribe of men and women living in the jungles of Papa New Guinea, who had absolutely NO exposure to the Bible or it's message.
It's hard to even comprehend this truth, considering that I have six bibles sitting on my shelf, and unlimited access to God's word through the internet, ipod, bible software, etc.
The Mouk people's reaction to God's word is breathtaking. It is a child-like faith that ushers them into a place of sheer celebration- celebration like I have never seen before- when presented with the truth of God's word. It's incredible...and it brought me to tears. Tears of joy...and tears of shame.
It's a shame that, we get so accustomed to God's word and His story that it really holds little value in our lives. I mean, ask your self: When is the last time you celebrated the incredible realization of your salvation? We are bored by it, uninterested, and apathetic toward the story that changed the destiny of all of mankind. It's sad, when you think about it- that we could have so much at our fingertips yet still be looking past it...tempted by the material things of this world and the people in it.
As you watch this video, may you dig deep to find the child-like faith within you...the faith that trusts, the faith that believes, the faith that rejoices with all that is within you at the feet of the Savior who came to this world to change your destiny and save your soul.
May you learn from the simplicity and genuineness of the Mouk people, who had nothing- but gained everything in the simple acceptance of God's truth.
Thank you, Jesus...for choosing us.
Lessons Learned by Debra Fileta at 4:29 PM