Jay's eDevotionals  

Jul 15

Don’t Curse the Darkness but Share God’s Light!

Beth Birchfield is an amazing example of a completely committed follower of Jesus Christ who refuses to surrender to the darkness of our culture, but shines a radiant light of witness for Christ.

Beth recently made her 18th trip to Haiti to share the Gospel and make an earthly and eternal difference. She had learned about an area outside of our Children’s Hope base-station orphanage in Jacmel in the adjacent mountains called Bossier, which was encased in darkness and needed a Gospel witness. She proposed a seven-day crusade in the region. When the issue of finances arose, Beth affirmed that she would provide the money. She designed a ceramic cup adorned with a map of Haiti and a scripture. She sold them through Facebook and raised $980.00 to fund the crusade. Beth writes,

“This week, I was in the beautiful mountains of Haiti with 13 Haitian sisters in Christ, along with a local pastor who is completely sold out for our Savior. He has discipled this church so they are on mission. Our mission was simple: Share the Gospel! We did door-to-door evangelism in the morning and held crusades in the evening by sharing the JESUS film. We saw God do big things. We saw lost become found, lives were transformed before our eyes, and we experienced a sisterhood through the blood of Christ. We worship a big, big God. The love we shared created a pure transparency between us. These women of faith inspired me, loved me, laughed with me and taught me. They taught me boldness and showed me shameless faith. They taught me how to carry water on my head, showed me graceful interdependence and whole-hearted worship. I learned to love big because our God is big. But the greatest truth of all is that all of God’s children have their citizenship in heaven. Therefore, our location of natural birth is irrelevant in terms of forever. I thank God for this truth and the miracle of sharing the hope of the Gospel that unites the body of Christ.”

Because of this bold Gospel-sharing effort, 16 people stepped out of death and darkness into God’s love, light, and eternal life!! The commission and command of Jesus is simple and clear: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19-20) If Beth can do it, so can YOU. Find a place of darkness and bring the light of Christ by sharing His love and liberating Gospel.

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