Spiritual Tsunami: The Redirection of a Life, Part 1

H4C_18by Brad Graber

A tsunami generally consists of a series of waves, creating a “displacement (redirection) of a substantial volume of water, of which the magnitude and volume cannot always be predicted.”

The greatest tsunami of all time was when God raised Jesus from the dead. Triumphant over sin, death and the grave, the book of Acts is a witness to the power of the “Great Commission” and the additional waves that followed resulting in a world turned upside down.

God continues to “redirect lives” creating tsunamis within each successive generation. We often think of the ripple effect that takes place when we throw a pebble in the water. I like to think of the ripple effect being that of man’s efforts while the tsunami effect is that of God.

Hudson Taylor, Missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission, was born into a God fearing family and is the product of a praying sister and mother. Thus was the humble beginnings of a great tsunami.
Hudson Taylor was the first to penetrate all of China with the Gospel believing that “faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it”. I Thessalonians 5:24 The redirection of a life through the power of the Holy Spirit whose magnitude of impact could not have been predicted.

D.L. Moody was brought to Christ by an unknown Sunday school teacher. Dwight L. Moody was used by God to lead thousands of people, in England and United States, to Christ. He was founder of Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute both of which continue to this day. The redirection of a life through the power of the Holy Spirit whose magnitude of impact could not have been predicted.

C.T. Studd, missionary to China, India, Africa and founder of what later would become known as Worldwide Evangelization for Christ Mission or WEC International. The redirection of a life through the power of the Holy Spirit whose magnitude of impact could not have been predicted.

C.T. Studd was brought to Christ under the ministry of D.L. Moody and C.T. Studd went to China under the leadership of Hudson Taylor. All three lives intersected to create one of the largest spiritual tsunamis of all time as it relates to missions and lives changed for eternity. These individuals are but a few examples of thousands God has used down through history to accomplish His will and to build His Church.

Part of our work through Hope for Congo is assisting the younger generation of Congolese with their educational development and pursuits. Our goal is to assist a wide range of students with interests in pastoral studies, medical profession, technical skills, education and business. An investment in the redirection of a life through the power of the Holy Spirit is an investment whose magnitude of impact is yet to be seen.

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