In a jail in Odisha, India where seven men are suffering life imprisonment for a murder they did not commit hear this wonderful testimony: “Gurunath said. “I am overjoyed though because my [time in prison] has forever
changed my parents. During these past days while I have been home, my parents have professed
their faith in Jesus.” As my conversation with Gurunath continued, he revealed that not only is God working
in the lives of his parents, but also in the lives of other inmates that he and the other falsely accused Christians live with. “We have daily devotions and Bible study in prison,” Gurunath shared. “We are jailed with many men accused of taking part in the riots. At first they were resistant to us, but over time, six of them have [heard] the Gospel and converted to Christianity. They also attend our daily devotions.” “In spite of the challenges I have faced, I thank God for turning my mourning into dancing,” Gurunath said. “I will go back to the jail putting my trust in His hands. I do believe God will help and all seven of us will be proven innocent and released from prison.”
It was beautiful to see how God was at work in the middle of India’s worst incident of persecution.Not only was God actively comforting these prisoners, He was also at work through the prisoners by reaching out to those who had actively defied Him in 2008.”
This is an excerpt from this magazine which illustrates how Matthew 25:33-46 is being applied by an organisation dedicated to the persecuted. It is well worth a read!