This morning we got the sad news from India that a dear sister and a good friend had gone to be with the Lord. I was very sad when I heard it, my eyes was filled with tears and I was weeping. I did not know that she was ill so it was unexpected. She was not old, a few years younger than me.
I met Puspha the first time I went to India together with my husband, about 15 years ago. She and her husband came from Hindu background and were the first believers in the church. At that time she was quite shy and her self esteem was rather low. I remember I got a word from the Lord to encourage her. She brought it to my memory some years later how the word had been fulfilled in her life.
I have met Puspha every time we have been to India and I have got to know her and love her more and more. I have really felt knitted in my heart to her. She does not know much English and I am not clever in Hindi, but we have used the few words and sentences we can and one sentence she always proclaimed: God is good, she said with a big smile and pointed towards heaven. Language is no hinder for love and with smile and big hugs we could express what we felt. I had the joy to see her growth and progress in the Lord. She became an eager, faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Many people came to believe in Jesus and accepted His Lordship because of Puspha`life and testimony. She was a bold witness for Jesus and a prayerful lady. She was a blessing for the church, and she very often brought a word from the Bible or a prophecy when the believers were together. She was a good mother and a loved grandmother. I know they will all miss her and I am praying for them.
Puspha got some illness and should go through some treatment but died last night.
I am thanking God for Puspha, thanking God for her great memory, how dear and precious she was to me. I saw how God,`s grace worked into her life. She was a beautiful rose in the garden of God.
But now she is shining much brighter, she is free from pains and trouble, she has gone to a better place to be with the Lord. Last week another friend from India died together with her husband and little daughter, in a tragic accident. I also knew and loved this sister very much.
The comfort is that we will meet again. Sometimes sad things happens and we do not understand, but my testimony is clear. God is a good God!