Adventures of Benyameen (July 2013)
Benyameen was writing a letter to a fellow Christian Believer, when he heard loud knocking at his door.
"Benyameen, Benyameen," yelled someone, urgency written in every syllable.
Benyameen hurried to the door. The fading daylight behind the person blinded Benyameen. He narrowed his eyes to see who it was at his door at that time of day.
"It is me, Dawood," said the man at the door.
Entering Benyameen's house, Dawood related that a woman in the remote edges of the district was unwell and in desperate need of Christian comfort.
Benyameen looked at his feet pensively as his mind made rapid calculations of distance and fuel and such. For a fleeting moment, Benyameen thought, "But it is so far away."
No sooner had that thought crossed his mind, than he heard the Lord's prompting: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?" (The Bible, Luke 15:4)
"If my Lord will seek after the one sheep that is alone and afraid in the wilderness, I must do the same," he said. He was determined to do whatever it took to bring the message of Christian comfort to the one who desperately needed it. Getting into his vehicle, he drove for hours before he reached the home of the ailing woman--on her deathbed, overcome with hopelessness.
Through the long hours of the evening Benyameen shared the message of God's love in Christ Jesus. He shared the hope of life available through the resurrection of the Savior. When Benyameen left their home later that night, every member of the household had accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Benyameen left, promising them that he would return every week to teach them and worship God along with them.
Based on a true story. Names have been changed.
This article originally appeared in the 2013 Edition of the 10/40 Window Reporter.
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