I had an interesting experience this week. I went out to get vegetables and was greeted by the sight of about forty men sitting and standing around a dead body. This was quite unexpected. Usually the sound of women wailing alerts us long before anyone gathers for a wake, but we had not heard anything. Rather awkwardly, I managed to exit the building and returned some time later with my produce.
While I was still far away, a lady came quickly towards me saying, “I came to tell you there is a wake at your house, and they haven’t yet buried the body, so don’t bring your veggies home.” I stared blankly. She repeated her message, adding, “Your veggies will go bad!” While I digested this information, she saw my look and asked, “You don’t believe they will go bad, do you?”
Recovering, I answered, “No, I don’t. But thank you for telling me. I know you told me because you are concerned for me.”
“Yes, I am,” she replied. “I don’t want you to have spent all that money and then have your produce spoil.”
“Thank you,” I repeated, then added, (at His prompting), “We believe that the Highest Spirit is stronger than, and has conquered, death. He keeps us safe, and because of His strength I believe the veggies will not go bad.” And they didn’t!
– From a worker in Asia.