What Power is This?

Marli Spieker
Marli Spieker

Project Hannah’s (PH) global ministry director and founder, Marli Spieker, shares a heart-touching testimony in the newest issue of PH’s newsletter, Hannah’s Heartbeat (Volume 12, Number 1). While Marli was in Brazil a few months ago, a Brazilian missionary approached her with this first-hand account. I want you, my friend, to have the opportunity to “hear” this story for yourself. How would you answer the question raised by the missionary at the end of the narrative?

 

“We had been sharing the gospel at an Indigenous village, etched deep in the Amazon Jungle. One day when we were dismissing the people I heard a woman’s voice at a distance. Painstakingly crawling on her hands and dragging her crippled body she came toward us. People told her about us and Jesus’ power. She was the embodiment of powerlessness—poor, alone and crippled! It took her two days and two nights to get to us. During the night there was a tropical rain, but she kept crawling through the mud. Her hands and knees were bleeding due to rough stones on the roads. Invalids are believed to be a curse in her culture, so people spat on her as she passed by. There was humiliation, name calling, scorn about her disability, you name it. Her soul was covered with shame, and her body with pain and filthy rags. Exhausted, she raised her dirty arm and asked: ‘Is there still time for me to get your Jesus?’ Yes, yes! God says today is the day of salvation! Even though she was still trapped in her crippled body, her soul started to dance. Her spirit was running to the arms of Jesus, her Redeemer, and I asked myself, ‘What power is this?’”

 

PH’s Women of Hope program (in 49 languages) is God’s agent of change to transform the lives of countless women worldwide from despair to hope eternal. To read more about the power of Jesus to redeem broken lives and to request your free personal copy of Project Hannah’s premier newsletter Hannah’s Heartbeat, go to http://www.projecthannah.org/forms/resources.php

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