The God of Israel is our God.
He is the God of astonishing turnarounds.
A nice innocent young English lady had a passion to serve God as a missionary but no church or missionary organisation would back her, so she went alone. She caught a ship in England and got off in Hong Kong.
She found the darkest, most evil and miserable place and she started to try to help people there. Violent gangs ruled with drugs and prostitution rackets but she just loved people like Jesus did.
Over time, the dark and evil place changed and became a haven for mercy and transformed lives. Her name is Jackie Pullinger.
“Jackie Pullinger MBE (born 1944) is a British Protestant Christian charismatic missionary to Hong Kong and founder of the St Stephen’s Society. She has been ministering in Hong Kong since 1966. Her work has resulted in at least 500 drug addicts being saved from their drug addictions. The early years of her Hong Kong ministry are chronicled in the book Chasing the Dragon.”
What is your calling? If God is calling your heart, He will make a way where there seems to be no way.
A few years ago, I met a wonderful Arab couple who had left Islam but had been entrapped and deceived by Mormonism. I added them to my emailing list and sent them Gospel messages once a week. Some time later they emailed me that they were disappointed with the Mormons. I encouraged them to pray and ask for God’s guidance.
God brought an Arab follower of Jesus across their path and they went to an Arabic Pentecostal church where they were baptised.
They became radiant followers of Jesus, leading Muslims to faith in Jesus, the true Son of God. Once an Arab gave my friend some food, which he ate. A week later the Muslim man saw my Christian friend again and was astonished because he was still alive. He had put enough poison in the food to kill a camel.
My friend quoted the Bible promise.
Mark 16:18 (NKJV) … if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them …
The man who tried to kill the Christian became a believer in Jesus.
Are you a follower of Jesus?