Faithful In A Small Thing

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Faithful In A Small Thing

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

 

10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own? (Luke 16:10-12 NKJV)

 

This is a story about my brother, who is a surgeon graduated from Germany and work in Indonesia. He is so passionate in what he is doing and in helping the unfortunate people. It was that day when he was finished seeing his last patient, like the fishermen in Luke 5 were washing their nets, when a priest told my brother to wait for another patient coming from a three day journey to meet my brother for their sick child and my brother agreed to wait for that child to come because for this purpose he was sent to serve Him.

 

What case was it, you may wonder yourself? This was a case of what is called “strangulated hernia”, which required surgery within six to eight hours. But it took the family a three-day journey to see my brother. This child must have been dead by then we supposed. Did not the Lord come to wake up Lazarus after he was laid in the tomb for three days, so the Lord will receive the glory? It was a miracle in itself that the child was still alive when his parents came to see my brother. The surgery went uneventful and the child recovered well and God received the glory.

 

Since that day, a soft-spoken voice was haunted the inner ear of my brother, a call to serve Him, which he rejected in the beginning but the voice kept on ringing in his inner ear and finally, he said, “Yes”, Lord. The first step he took, he sold one of his houses to buy a small boat and convert that boat into a floating hospital, so he can travel from island to island to help those unfortunate people for free. Because he was faithful in a small thing, God knows that he will be faithful in greater thing. Now, his organization called DoctorShare has three boats donated by people.

 

It is easy to see that he has been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, therefore people commit to his trust the true riches, money to fund the need to operate the three boats as they sail to help people in the remote areas. At this time, I would like to give credit back to our faithful mother in raising her seven children, when our father passed away when I was three years of age. It was our mother who told us to never receive money from the poor people, they surely will pay but the money we receive will cry for they have nothing left to buy their basic needs, but instead, so our mother said, pull out your wallet and help them, surely you will not get poor. All glory to Him, Amen!

 

Harry Lee

Pastor

Restoration Christian Church

1900 South Santa Anita Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91006

www.rccla.org