When the Alcoholic’s Son Prayed
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Geet didn't know what to do. He watched helplessly as his mother cowered before his abusive, intoxicated father, day after day.
"I would visit temples and pray to gods and goddesses," Geet said, "but nothing changed in my life."
Who could help his family when even his gods remained silent?
Hungry Heart Feeds on God's Word
Geet pored over his New Testament, and as he read about Jesus' life and the miracles He performed, he realized transformation is only possible through Jesus. A longing arose in his heart for his family to experience a miraculous change.
"How can I experience His miracle in my life?" Geet asked Pastor Sadhan one day. "How can I follow this Jesus?"
Pastor Sadhan explained how God desires to have a personal relationship with His children, and he helped Geet understand the many things he had read. Touched by God's great mercy, Geet bowed his head in prayer. He told Jesus about the wrongs he had committed throughout his life and asked Him to work healing and transformation into his heart.
Opening his eyes, Geet entered a new life—a life filled with inner joy and peace from the Lord, despite his home environment. He began spending time in prayer for his family, both privately and also with other believers at worship services. But not everyone was happy with his decision.
Steadfast in the Face of Opposition
Geet earnestly desired to worship Jesus and fellowship with his new family in Christ, but Kumal was furious when he discovered Geet's new life. He pressured Geet to abandon Jesus and kept his son from attending worship services.
His father's displeasure intimidated and grieved Geet. He wanted to honor his father's authority, but after two painful weeks of reading and praying, Geet determined that he must obey the Lord above all, no matter the cost.
Geet began gathering again with the other believers and prayed faithfully for his father, asking the Lord to work transformation in his heart.
Although his family has not yet fully understood the transforming love of Jesus, Geet's fervent prayer is that one day, they too will personally know the Prince of Peace who now carries all his burdens.
Send Peace to Searching Hearts
Hearing the Word of God helped Geet first understand Jesus' power and grace, and by reading his New Testament, he later found courage and strength to endure opposition.
Through Gospel for Asia, you can provide copies of God's Word for people who are longing for a source of peace, like Geet. Donate today to help people in Asia build a relationship with the Prince of Peace.
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