I Saw a Photo of Meena, and It’s One I Can Never Forget

Regrets. I’ve had a few in my life. One painful memory has to do with a little girl named Meena. Meena was a beautiful 5-year-old living in Bombay. She had the biggest brown eyes. When the social workers first saw her, she was standing in six inches of sewer water. Meena was one of the thousands of children who survive by begging on the streets. No one knows if her parents abandoned her or simply died. Her life was sustained… Read...

Impossibility is Fertile Ground for God

Each one of us would be absolutely terrified if we were asked to walk along the edge of the Grand Canyon during a pitch-dark night without any light. After all, we could fall off the cliff and die. We might be more willing to do it if we had a travel plan and a bright light that would allow us to see every detail ahead of us. In the same way, we want to plan and control our lives while… Read...

God’s Not Looking for Superstars or Perfect People

When I was around 19 years old, I was in Patna, Bihar, a city in North India, along with my mission team. It was summertime, and there were several hundred of us young people gathered together. George Verwer of Operation Mobilization shared with us from Hebrews 4:1-2 (NKJV): “Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as… Read...

Persevere to Cross the Finish Line

“Run with Endurance,” says Dr. K.P. Yohannan MetropolitanI am always intrigued when I watch the start of the marathon. The runners appear to be in top physical shape and are determined to do their best and many determined to win.However, it’s a whole different story when I watch them 15 or 20 miles later. They look exhausted from the hot sun that beats down on them or miserable because of rain that makes their trail slippery. Some have…Read...