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A Buddhist's Grief

A national pastor in Cambodia returned to his home village for his mother's funeral. A few months prior he'd led his mother to faith in Jesus Christ. The pastor's father was a well-respected Buddhist leader in the village. As he grieved over the loss of his wife he commented, "Soon there will be no one left to take care of me. Everyone is leaving me."

What did he mean? Several of his family members have now become Christians and he is worried that all of them will. He dreads that day because then no one will come and offer food and incense to him when he passes on to the next life. It is in this sense he fears being left alone. As difficult as it is to break from past customs, many of his children have decided to follow Jesus. They want something better-a better hope not only for themselves, but for the whole family.

Pray for this man to realize that Jesus is the true God, and for him to find comfort and hope in the message of the gospel. 

Phnom Penh Cambodia Jan 14, 2015
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