The wrong road led to a wonderful witness.
| posted 4/10/2012
They did indeed build a church in the village, but God wasn't done yet. The people in the village of Samufo have now planted a church in another village, and those villagers planted yet another worship center in a third village where there had been no church. The Word has spread from one village to another orally. There are no cell phones, televisions, computers, or other "modern" methods we might use for communication.
What we might see as a mistake, God used to build his kingdom. Indeed, he uses so many creative ways to reach people with the gospel. In the case of David and Sebastian's "wrong turn," we have a God incident! God made a way to make himself known to these people who, though isolated, had hearts prepared to hear the gospel message. Thanks be to God for those who answer God's promptings. Circumstances are sometimes God's tools for fulfilling his plans. A lot more than lumber came from David and Sebastian's trip.
Psalm 22:27-28 says, "All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations." Remember that as you go through life looking for God incidences.
Marilyn Trott is a freelance writer in Sycamore, Illinois.
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