I am reading the biography of Frank Drowns, who was a missionary in South America for over thirty years. In 1948, he and his new wife packed up their few earthly belongings and set off to live amongst and preach the Gospel to native tribes in the jungles of Ecuador.
Reaching these tribes who had never heard the Gospel, didn’t know how to read or write, and many of whom had never seen a white man, was difficult and exhausting work. However, Frank and his wife did it because they wanted to obey God’s will for their lives and bring the good new of Jesus Christ to those who were lost.
There was one tribe that was way deep in the jungle, and the chief of that tribe was feared by most of the surrounding tribes so much that they wouldn’t even dare to enter his territory for fear of being killed. However, after several years, Frank found himself sitting in this chief’s house and sharing with him the Gospel. These people had never heard of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, nor did they know anything about the forgiveness of sin offered to all who will repent and believe.
After hearing the Gospel story for the first time, this chief said, “Never before have I heard such beautiful words! Tell them to me again!” It would take a long time and much patience before that chief would come to know Jesus Christ, but his first reaction was “…such beautiful words!”
People all over the world today are longing to hear those beautiful words! People who like those indians, have no hope in this life or in life after death are desperately seeking for answers, and if we truly know Jesus Christ – we have all they need! The question is – how often do we share those “beautiful words” with others?
In the 1940’s, a man and his wife left the comforts of home in America, risking their own lives to live among jungles tribes who often fought and killed each other. Frank Drown risked his life by venturing into the territory of one of the most feared jungle tribes in Ecuador simply to share the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. How often do we clam up or not dare to share it because we’re afraid someone might laugh at us or even dislike us? There are no more beautiful words in all the world than “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) and that is why Jesus commanded His disciples and us as well, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)
Beautiful words!! What are we doing to share them with others?