“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows,” the boy read, his voice filling the small house.
“After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.”
His father listened intently, absorbing every word.
Something to Think About
Pandita’s father, Rohak, called himself a Christian, but he never went to church. Pandita knew his dad was devoted to alcohol, not Christianity.
One day, however, Pandita’s father came into their house, handed him a book and asked him to read it out loud. Rohak had met a Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor named Nebu Sein earlier that day. The pastor offered him some literature about Jesus and a New Testament, which Rohak gladly accepted, even though he was completely illiterate.
Pandita opened to the beginning of the New Testament and read from the book of Matthew. The words Pandita read stirred Rohak’s heart. After the first mention of Jesus in Matthew 1:18-19, Rohak decided he wanted to hear from the Word every single day.
Changing Day by Day
The more Pandita read, the more Rohak thought about the Word. The more Rohak thought about the Scriptures, the more he changed. As he listened to his son reading the Bible every day, he slowly put away his alcohol and changed his habits.
One day, Pastor Nebu came to Rohak’s village, much to Rohak’s joy. Rohak talked with the pastor and started attending the church regularly to find out more about Jesus. Before long, he decided to fully embrace the Christian faith and entrusted his life to Jesus for eternal safe-keeping.
Rohak now owns a complete Bible and continues to listen to Pandita read from it every day.