I would like to share a story I got from “The World Beyond Your Walls” by Dean Weibracht:
The missionary winces as the nurse applies bandages to the wounds on his head. “You’re a fool, Arjun. You should never have gone to those people.”
Arjun, an Indian missionary who is courageously telling a neighboring tribe about Jesus, closes his eyes as the nurse fills his ears with insults not unlike those thrown to him by the angry mob. “Why do you these things? Don’t you realize you could get yourself killed?”
Arjun cannot help smiling in spite of the pain. “How can I do less for the one who got himself killed for me?”
Jesus got himself killed for me because of his love. He died for me, for you, for all the people. “How can I do less for the one who got himself killed for me?” Being away from our comfort zone, facing a different culture, experiencing culture shock, rejections and worst, persecutions can never be compared to Jesus’ death on the cross.
I will rather go when God told me to do so because I know that God loves these people, too. I will go and not be afraid because God is with me.