I met a woman near Madurai, India. She came from an orthodox Hindu background of worshipping idols. After she had married and given birth to two boys, her husband unexpectedly died at a young age. She was filled with sorrow and her friends and relatives told her she was a “cursed woman.” Her heart became filled with anger and bitterness.
Several years later, her oldest son died while bathing in the Vaigai River. Feeling once again cursed, she began to question, “Is there a God?” As she wandered about her home aimlessly, she decided to take her life. But God had another plan.
A New Testament lying on a table in her home caught her eye. When she picked it up and began to read, she found consolation in the verses and she felt God revealing her sins to her but also revealing His love. Moved by the Holy Spirit, she then confessed her sins to the Lord and was instantly filled with His peace. The bitterness that had built up in her heart for years was removed as Jesus gave her new life.
Today she attends church regularly and her remaining son has accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour as well. The woman expresses her sincere thanks to Jesus. All glory to God.The Gideons International