“Even To These” – Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Steve Martin with India church members Feb. 17, 2020

Feb. 21, 2020 Love For His People ministry Charlotte, NC USA

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Matthew 25:40, NKJV

The journey is complete. The Lord has directed my steps. I have gone in obedience and shared His truths to those in the remote areas of India. In my part of the world, this region of India would be considered the “backwoods”, as is a most common expression in the USA where I live.

By car the journey was 4 hours one way, into a state of the country that Pastor John Ebenezer said was not safe for us to spend the night. Being we needed two days to be with the church pastors in this region, we thus had to make two trips on consecutive days.

Formerly the communists had taken over this far countryside of the southeastern region of India. One of the terrorists who came from that ideology had been hunted down by the Indian government after a bounty had been put on his head. He was found and killed. Thankfully his younger brother did not follow in his footsteps. This one now plays the keyboard in the church meetings for worship, after getting saved five years ago. He is serving the purposes of God where darkness ruled prior.

We each have a choice, and road, to choose. Some choose death. Others choose life, by acknowledging the Lord Jesus as Savior and King.

Even to these the Lord reaches out His hand and heart, to bring them into His Kingdom. Even to these, where computers are rarely found, the people live in two-room homes, and 10 rupees (less than $1.50) are a sacrificial gift in the church offering. How precious they are in the Lord’s plans and purposes.

I asked myself, knowing others too ask, “Why come 17 hours by air, then drive another 8 hours from Hyderabad by car to spend time with these ones?”

Jesus went out of His way to spend time with the Samaritan woman. He chose to travel on foot from Jerusalem to the northern parts of Israel. He sought those who would receive His Word, obey, and walk in the life He has to come, now and forever.

That is why. I follow His example.

Those with the large following wouldn’t do this. Their time may be more well spent in reaching the masses. If the Lord has called them to this, then they do well to walk in that calling.

As for me, He has given me this open door, to go to those who have no TV, no large gathering venues outside of a crop field, or who do not have the means to travel the distance where others would gather to hear the Word. So, He sends me to them.

As we each do our part in fulfilling the call of the Lord on our life, He will direct our steps, He will provide the means, and He will see to it that those who hunger and thirst after Him will receive the teaching, the gifting, and the hope He desires to give to all.

Go where He sends you. Do what He tells you. Reach those who also who need to hear His full gospel. Whether to the ones in your backyard, your business office, your school, or to those who reside in the ends of the earth.

Now think on this.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve with Pastor John Ebenezer in Murcherla, India

Steve Martin


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Now Think On This #481 – in the year of our Lord 02.21.2020 –Even To These” Friday, 7:45 am – at the Hyderabad, India airport prior to return home to Charlotte, NC

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 35 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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