The man who beats his wife is now saved, bought by the blood of a merciful savior.
Today the woman came to thank me because her husband had just accepted J3sus to be his Lord and Sav1or. I’m not naive to think that all the problems are now gone, but I think this finally begins the healing process for their family. What’s going to happen to their family? I don’t know. But, for the first time, the Lord is the head of their house and he is faithful to finish the good work that he started (Phil. 1:6).
I find both images entirely fitting in this season. The first depicts the love of our Savior for children (Mark 10:13-16). For Christ said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Recently the team’s relationship with the orphanage has changed a little bit because the original orphanage is now receiving funding from the government. I’m not entirely sure about the details but I’ll be sure to update you as I find out. For children who may never experience the love of an earthly mother or father, we have an opportunity to introduce them to a Father who loves them more than they will ever come to know.
The second image depicts the necessity for Christ’s birth as well as the triumphant King over death in the empty tomb. It is this image of the empty tomb that gives us hope towards the coming day and spurs us to reach out all the more. It is also the message of suffering and the second coming that is perhaps most controversial and regulated in China’s registered churches. Without these two messages, the masses in China are taught the gospel but perhaps not in its entirety.