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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 30, 2007
Surely it's no coincidence that the word "listen" is an anagram of the word "silent"! – Author Unknown
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
For several years Rupson, a native missionary, had worked faithfully among the unreached tribes of Assam, a northeastern state of India. By God’s grace, he had already planted several churches and mission stations.
It wasn’t long however, before he encountered problems and opposition from anti Christian groups that tried to harm him and stop his church-planting efforts. Yet the Lord delivered him each time, and Rupson kept right on preaching the Good News and winning people to Christ.
When their latest attack on his life failed, Rupson’s enemies devised a plan to discredit his faith and reputation once and for all…
Counting on Rupson’s compassion, some of these men knocked at his door and pleaded with him to come and pray for their sick loved ones. Thinking this was a genuine invitation—and opportunity to share the Gospel—the missionary gladly went along.
As soon as he reached his destination, Rupson realized he had walked into a trap. He found himself hopelessly outnumbered and without a way of escape.
This time, his enemies didn’t assault him physically; instead, they demanded that he instantly heal some sick people they had rounded up from the community. They laughed and mocked, certain the missionary and his God would fail.
It was a dramatic test of faith from which Rupson couldn’t run—nor did he want to. Believing the Lord to be his deliverer, Rupson called on the mighty name of Jesus in the midst of his enemies and asked Him to heal those sick people. To everyone’s astonishment, God answered immediately, and every trace of sickness was completely gone from their bodies.
The Lord not only stood by His servant, but through His powerful intervention the enemies of the Gospel understood that Jesus was the true and living God. They dared not lay hands on Rupson any longer, and he was free to go. What the devil had meant for evil turned into a huge proclamation of the risen Christ.
Rupson believes and prays fervently that all who witnessed the event will soon surrender their lives to Jesus. All of our GFA family and prayer partners worldwide consider it a great privilege to be coworkers together with native missionaries like Rupson, helping them win their people to Jesus.
From Gospel for Asia newsletter, February 26, 2007
Submitted by Leora DeWitt
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THINGS I NEED TO KNOW
Don't sweat the small stuff, and remember, most stuff is small.
The most boring word in any language is "I."
Nobody is indispensable, especially you.
People are more important than things.
Persistence will get you almost anything eventually.
Nobody can make you happy. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Live by what you trust, not by what you fear.
Television ruins more minds than drugs.
Sometimes there is more to gain in being wrong than right.
Life is so much simpler when you tell the truth.
There are no substitutes for fresh air, sunshine and exercise.
May you live life so there is standing room only at your funeral.
Submitted by Sharon Unger
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One Youngster was explaining to another what "mixed emotions" meant. "It's like watching the school burn down when your new catcher's mitt is in your desk," he said. - Bits & Pieces, October 13, 1994
A Czech boy who plunged forty feet from a fourth floor flat window got up and walked away without a scratch after landing on a pile of rubbish filled sacks.
Five-year-old Martin Vachov from Moravske Budejovice wandered out onto the balcony and slipped through railings at his home after he woke up in the middle of the night and went looking for his mother.
Medics who were called out by a neighbour, who saw the boy fall, said they found him walking around completely unharmed - still asking for his mum.
Lukas Kettner, regional ambulance service spokesman, said: "It's a miracle. He was lucky that the rubbish was there and there was nothing hard in the sacks."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com