Have you heard of Sadhu Sundar Singh? I must admit that as old as I am, until today, I had not heard of this man.
Corrie Ten Boom introduced me to him in her book, Each New Day. I would
probably not have bothered to read further about Singh had anyone else written of him, but if Corrie Ten Boom was impressed by his story, then I want to know more.
Sadhu Sundar Singh and Corrie Ten Boom suffered because of their Christian commitment and the times during which they lived. Corrie predicted that we in America are destined to suffer. I have a deep and strong conviction that unless we repent and obey Christ now, suffering is at our door. Each new day brings signs and evidence of decadence and decline in our society. Yet the Bible is clear:
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7
We, in America, sow seeds of destruction daily. We will reap the same. We cannot expect to reap anything less. Abortion destroys the unborn by numbers too large to calculate. Debt rises that will collapse our families when God has warned us that the rich rules over the poor and that a borrower is servant ( possibly slave) to the lender. Alcohol destroys the mind and body, but it is sold on every corner. Drugs are sold in vending machines. Promiscuous premarital sexual behavior is sanctioned, even knowing the effect it has on our children and society. We degrade our people with filthy language and immoral attitudes. We are willing to disarm and leave the weakest among us defenseless even knowing the criminal element will never be disarmed. We allow our children to be taught ungodly lessons while refusing to allow them to learn anything of the God who created them. Secularism has become our way of life as it was in the days of Noah.
Unless revival comes, suffering will be a reality here as it has in other places and other times. Who will be prepared to hold fast as Corrie Ten Boom and Sadhu Sundar Singh were able to do?
…but you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day. Joshua 23:8
And you hold fast to My name… Rev. 2:13
Les Brown is quoted as saying:
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
I ask myself, am I planting a seed that will be a blessing to someone in the future or a seed of destruction that will not bless, but destroy?
- Corrie Ten Boom on the Love of Christ (allisonquientquotes.wordpress.com)
- This Day in History (calvinistview.com)
- The Hiding Place (graftedinelena.wordpress.com)
- The Secret of Rejoicing While Suffering (str.typepad.com)
- Appointments to pray (barbbloom.wordpress.com)
- Patience (crossquotes.org)
- In All Circumstances (aronkirk.com)