A body was burned in a public cremation today in a park next to a Hindu shrine open for the business of deception. Clay pots and statutes are thrown into the water where the ashes are thrown. Between 3000-5000 bodies are thrown into the water each year after burned publicly for the gods sake as there are millions of Hindu gods.
The most worshipped, “Hanuman”, is the god of power, strength, and energy and is made out of concrete and needs work on parts falling off and a new paint job to boot. Not very powerful if he is being serviced by the temple maintenance crew, but that’s their story. Nothing new in the deception business.
In Acts 17:24-25, Paul ran across this kinda stuff and said to the religious people these words about their objects of worship –
“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.” (Acts 17:24, 25 ESV)
I had the privilege to lead a guy to Jesus today.
My guy was walking with a string of live stone crabs and he had big pectoral muscles so I led with this obvious question, “When did you go to prison?” shocked he said nothing. About 10 minutes later he accepted Christ as his Savior. It was a brilliant move by the Holy Spirit to give me just the right words for just the right guy.
The crusade begins in less than 24 hours. I will also have the opportunity to lead 100-200 children to Christ on Thursday as the VBS team tills the soil, plants the seeds, and I get the chance to watch The Living God work His power and strength. Pray for too many kids to count and a the same amount of adults giving their lives to Christ during the crusade!
It was a pretty good day I guess and we haven’t even started yet!