Witnessing To Hindus
It was getting late in the day and I was waiting for my wife Linda to come out to the truck so we could leave. The lawn mower was loaded up and I was ready to leave to go cut the lawn on a lot that we had. When Linda came out with my son Caleb, something felt terribly wrong. This dark heaviness came over my spirit and I felt a strange-errie feeling. I explained it to my wife as we stood out by the truck and said, “Linda, I don’t know what we should do, should we stay home?” She immediately said, “Let’s pray!” “Gee” I thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Just as soon as we had finished praying and asking for the Lord’s protection, etc., the dark-heavy cloud was gone. Well, we drove out to the country, mowed the lot, and by now darkness permeated the roadway as we traveled home. Suddenly, I saw something horrible out of my peripheral vision and shouted to my wife; “Linda, I think I just saw a kid lying on the side of the road in a pool of blood!” She yelled out, “What?” I immediately hit the brakes and turned my truck around as fast as I could. I ran as fast as I could to the person lying on the ground and was the first person on the scene. There, laying in pool of blood was a precious Indian lady who had just been run over by a car! Without getting too graphic, a car that was in front of me hit her head on, her head and body her head was split and she was laying in a large pool of blood. It turns out she and her fiancé were crossing a very busy road. He made it across, she did not. Her fiancé’ was screaming. I asked him what her name was and he said Pubati. This precious lady was gasping for breath and just hanging onto life. Immediately, I dropped to my knees and began to whisper into Pubati’s ear… Just a side note; if you’re in a hospital or on the scene where somebody seems unconscious, always share the Gospel! Doctors and nurses will tell you that often people who are not able to respond to you, can still hear you. It’s so incredible! It’s like the Lord is reaching out to the last possible sense in the last possible moment of the person’s life and saying, “Just grab on to Me by faith, and I will save you!” No wonder Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” …As I knelt down and began to speak to Pubati, the crowd grew larger. A precious lady dropped to her knees and began crying and kept praying “Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus!” The bewildered crowd looked helplessly on. I remember briefly glancing at the crowd; they seemed so helpless, empty, and unable to do anything. Their faces were easy to read, “It could have been me.” My mouth was right next to Pubati’s ear and I whispered, “Pubati, my name is Dave, you’ve been in an accident, but help is on its way.” As that point, I began to share what I call “the Gospel in a nutshell.” Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” I didn’t have time to go into great detail as she lay there dying. I continued, “Pubati, there’s a God in Heaven who loves you more than you could ever imagine and desires a relationship with you. However, Pubati, there’s a very serious problem in our life; all of us have sinned and broken God’s commandments. We’ve all lied, we’ve all taken things that weren’t ours, we’ve all had evil thoughts, etc. Pubati, God is holy. He is perfect, pure, and righteous, and because He is so holy, He can’t let one of our sins into heaven. Pubati, we are guilty and our sins have separated us from God. But Pubati, there’s great news. God knew we could never work our way to heaven by being good, so 2,000 years ago He came to us. Jesus is God and He left His home in Heaven; lived 33 perfect years and never sinned once. Pubati, Jesus lived the perfect life that you and I could never live. He went to the cross and died for your sins, was buried, and three days later rose from the dead. Pubati, if you were the only person who ever lived, Jesus still would have come down from heaven and died just for you. He loves you that much. Pubati, I know that you can’t talk right now, but I believe you can hear me. The Bible says if you will believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and you call on Him, Jesus would save you from your sins right now. Pubati, the Bible says if you believe that He died and rose again for you and you’re willing to call upon Him, He would come into your life right now. Pubati, I know you can’t talk right now, so you can just pray this in your heart…” I then broke up a simple prayer for her and said, “Dear Jesus, forgive me of my sins,; Come into my life today; I trust You to take me to heaven when I die; Thank you for saving me.” The ambulance came. The helicopter came and took her away. Did she die? Yes, she did. A week or so later, I saw in the obituary in the newspaper that Pubati’s funeral had just passed. I found out where her family was and visited them. There were numerous family members there at the house. I knocked on their door, they invited me in, and I then shared with them that I was the first one on the scene to see Pubati. I then shared with them what I shared with Pubati. Their hearts were pricked by the power of the Gospel and all of them accepted Jesus into their lives with tears. Always remember, when witnessing to a Hindu, you must always have them denounce all of their other gods, and turn to the One True and Living God, Jesus Christ. If you don’t, they will just add Jesus on as one more of their millions of gods. When I shared the Gospel with Pubati and with her family, I informed them that they must turn from their false gods to Jesus Christ. You see, God had set up a divine appointment for my wife and I. Time was of the essence. We didn’t have time to take a refresher course. The time was now! Are you ready and available to share Jesus right now? God could open an amazing encounter for you today if you’re sword is sharp and ready. The winds of the Spirit are blowing each and every day looking for that individual who is available to make Jesus known.