“Oh, that I knew where I might find Him, that I might come to His seat” (Job 23:3).
Job wanted to meet God and find solutions for his various problems. You also wish to speak to God open heartedly, to look at His golden face and to pour your heart on His feet. Is it not? Today people face struggles, problems and sickness all over the world. They roam about in search of solace, peace and deliverance. Where can Jesus, the man of deliverance be met?
The people of India are not aware of who their mighty creator is; the Saviour who came in search of us; the Shepherd who guides us excellently. That is why they run towards various incarnations, human gods and idols.
Long ago, Sadhu Sunder Singh too had such a longing. He also sought many rishis, sages, sadhus and monks. At that time someone gave him a copy of New Testament. He tore that Bible saying that God of the Christians is a God of the overseas. From that day, he lost his peace of mind; no peace and came to the conclusion to resort to suicide.
One day he went to bed with that thought. He made calls to various so-called gods known to him. The next day at 4 o’clock in the morning, Jesus Christ gave His vision to him with a great light. Jesus spoke to him with kindness: “I am the way, the truth, and the life”. That meeting made him the greatest apostle of India. If there is an urge in your heart over where you could meet God, choose a particularly quiet place to meet Him every day.
A mother who guided me to Jesus Christ used to pray for a long time staying under a pillar in the front portion of my house. She used to come to that place as soon as she wakes up early in the morning. She used to say: “I value this pillar as God’s feet. Only when I pray from here, I receive a sense of satisfaction. At times, the woes block my heart and I am prevented from praying. Since I value this pillar as God’s feet, during those periods, I will sit here just like Mary who remained at God’s feet and chose that good part. Then I will receive joy and peace.”
A Muslim sister who has been worshipping Christ secretly said: “My husband is a staunch Muslim and so I cannot worship Jesus Christ openly. So ‘toilet’ is the place I have chosen to meet God. I will be opening the tap to create noise and in the midst of that noise, I will pray in tongue for a long time.
To meditate: Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father”. (John 4:21).