Sunday, October 28, 2007

An unusual experience!

Yesterday I went to attend Dony’s sister’s engagement in Begur. After the reception, Sanjay and I were standing in front of the church and saw poor child, about 3 years, crying bitterly. He seemed as though he was crying for help. We went to him and inquired why he was crying. Another child from the neighborhood showed up and told us that he passed motion in his pants and his mother was not around. His pants were dirty from top to bottom. He seemed to have loose motion. The stench was strong.

Sanjay and I looked at each other and we knew we are going to clean him. We motioned him (His Name was Ravi) to come along and he held on to Sanjays hand. We then took him to the toilet behind the church. This toilet was locked some ten minutes back when we wanted to use it. And to our surprise now its was open. We went inside with the child and there was hardly any water in the tap. But soon water started coming in drops. I removed his pants and could not stand the smell but I was strengthened by the thought that it was Jesus whom I'm attending to and I used my hand to clean him thoroughly.

His face lit up and it was so heartening to see him very comfortable and contented. Then next task was to the clean his pants. Sanjay took up that part and I poured water for him. We rinsed the pant that was really dirty. We then took him near his house and put the pant for drying. Our hands smelled really bad and the toilet did not have sufficient water to wash. It was an experience of a life time and I thank Jesus for this exceptional one.

4 comments:

mathen said...

jacob, that was too much man.... i wonder i would have the strength to do it... keep going... surely you guys might have picked it up from your married life. probably that is why it is said marriage is an opportunity to grow in holiness... i think that is what our mothers did for us.. not just once... almost every day... i feel proud of motherhood...

Joji said...

Chakopi,
The ways in which you encounter jesus are fantastic. And I am sure that since you are looking for Him in every circumstance, he comes to meet you lovingly in so many instances. As mathen said, your courage is fantastic. As always you are ready to take risks. Even in your search for encounters with Him :-).

Thomson Mathew said...

I have no comments this time around ! did I hear someone say "action speaks louder than words".You both proved it chettan maare !

Abigail said...

Wow, you guys did a great Job...This work needs guts and patience....But love overcomes everything...You guys did it!!God is truely working mightily in you and through you...You are blessed!!
Wow!!!!