Sagrika comes from a Hindu family, but rural poverty has pushed her parents to send her to Back to Back, a home for poor children in Hyderabad. David C Cook’s Life on Life curriculum is a part of this home’s spiritual development program.
During a lesson about our “Amazing Creator”, Sangrika was faced with the reality of the true God. She put aside all her gods, whom she worshipped with her family and decided to follow Jesus.
Practicing her faith in the security of a Christian setup is the easy thing to do. Sagrika was about to face a tougher test. The Pongal holidays (Hindu new year) were around the corner and Sagrika would have to go home. During the auspicious day there would be several rituals that she would have to perform with her parents and relatives.
At the festival she was forced to bow down and worship the Idols. She was asked to take part in the rituals and apply vermillion her fore head. Sagrika refused and stood firm for the Lord. She told her parents,
These idols that you are worshiping are not real gods. I don’t worship them because I came to know the real God and He is Jesus.
She went on to share the story of Jesus and she pleaded with them to stop worshipping other gods.
For a young girl like Sagrika it was not easy thing to do, but the Life on Life lessons helped her once again. Unit 2 dealt with ‘Convictions” and these lessons helped Sagrika to stand firm in what she believed.
Sagrika urges you to pray for her family.
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