By David Broodryk
Every day I am confronted with excuses for not making disciples. “I am too busy, I am intimidated, I don’t know where to begin...” These excuses do not only come from others. They seem to spontaneously arise in my own mind. I can find very creative ways to avoid the most basic command of Christ to make disciples.
That is why I am deeply convicted and confronted by people like this 95 year old lady. She was so weak she could hardly stand on her own when I went to see her. Yet she kept repeating, “praise God, glory to God” over and over again. I felt confronted with my own apathy – my selfish and lukewarm approach to my faith.
Every day, this lady looks after 20 orphan children on her monthly pension of R800 ($50). And every day, she disciples them through the Discovery method we taught her. I don’t even know how that is possible! The world is not worthy of people like her.
She wanted her story told for only one reason – that God would be glorified. After the short visit, we returned her to her room. She could not sit – we had to help her lie down. As old and frail as she was, she rocked my world.
I will never be the same.