Green! It is the color of May and of Ireland and of a lot of other things. In Revelation 4:3, John records that an emerald (green) rainbow surrounds God’s throne. Green symbolizes life, the source of which is God. Here in Michigan, the fields have been turning green since the first week of April. The dark brown dirt is transforming into new green life!
May is a “green” month for Mission India, too! May marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Mission India. We never dreamed that Mission India would be so blessed by God—and to have seen so many people find new life through Christ over the decades. And many of these new believers are children! These little ones are spreading the message of eternal life through Jesus by sharing the Bible verses, songs, and stories they hear at Bible Clubs in their homes and villages. Many people — children included — face persecution but persist in telling about new life in Jesus. Families and villages throughout India are “turning green” as new shoots of eternal life are springing up.
This is our calling: to share the story of Jesus in India. India, home of every sixth person on earth, is turning from death to life—from dusty brown to May-like green. Thanks for your daily prayers on behalf of this great life-giving movement. We give God all the glory for what He has done and is doing in the great nation of India. Our prayer is that the same life-giving movement may be true in our nation.
Until India (and our country) is green with new life in Christ!
John and Atts