Kajal and Rajni later convinced me to take a stroll with them to the market nearby just to observe the people. As we were roaming the market, a policeman came up to me. He asked, “Are you India?” I was a little confused with his question. It seemed so out of the blue. He repeated himself, “Are you Indian?” When I said, “Yes.” He replied, “Then it is okay,” and walked away. Strange! I wonder what that was all about.
As we were leaving the market, two boys came up to us and asked us if they could throw colors on us. We said, “No thanks!” But, of course they didn’t listen!
Today was our twelfth miracle meeting. We were expecting that perhaps people would not show up because of the holiday. But, to the contrary, we had a bigger turn out than usual. The regulars, Vinod, Nahim, Golu and Mahima came of course. But, along with them, Dr. Rupali, her husband and son came. Also, Aashima, Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal and their relatives from New Delhi, Mr. and Mrs. Jain and their daughter Neha came.
We discussed Jesus’ first miracle in the book of John, when He turned the water into wine. There are many lessons we can learn from this miracle. I pulled out just three to discuss: (1) The Lord has an appointed time for all things and we should not loose heart just because something does not happen right when we ask for it; (2) We need to be obedient to the Lord even if it doesn’t seem to make sense (like the servants were obedient and followed Jesus’ instructions and even went so far as to give the wedding host a glass of water – which they had no way of knowing had turned to wine); (3) Jesus cares not only about our needs, but he cares about our desires and the seemingly “little” things in our lives.
Afterwards, we prayed for Dr. Rupali’s muscle strain in her back again. This time God healed her completely (she later told us that by the next morning, the pain was completely gone). As I was praying for her, the Lord began to give me a prophecy for her. She later told me that the words I spoke were in direct answer to the questions she was having in her mind. It was like I was reading her mind. Actually, I wasn’t, but the Lord was.
Then as we prayed for the Jain and Agarwal families, we got prophecies for each and every one of them. Neha asked the Lord to speak to her. As we prayed for the Lord to speak to Neha, she heard God’s voice but was unsure. But, then as a confirmation, the Lord had me prophecy the exact words to her that she had heard Him speak. Aashima also received a healing just sitting in the meeting, even before we laid hands on her.
At night we went to my maternal uncle’s house for dinner. The family on my Mom’s side had gathered there. It was a fun time. We played games, ate and talked. My little cousin Zena was having a stomach ache and feeling nauseous. We prayed for her, and to her dismay, the Lord healed her (she was rather enjoying being sick…hehe).
Scripture for the Day:
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12.