How to live in isolation

Long before I met my wife, she was, as now, winsome, being attractive and appealing in appearance and character. During her pre-Hubbs days, she attended a meeting held by Brother Wurmbrand, a Jewish Christian from Romania. I think she met him. I do know that God profoundly impacted her through Brother Wurmbrand.

If you’re not familiar with the life of Richard Wurmbrand, he is the author of “Voice of the Martyrs” and the founder of the Voice of the Martyrs ministry. He was a pastor, Evanglist, and author in Romania during the years that the country was part of the Soviet Union. He suffered much persecution but the thing that he could relate to now was isolation.

In 1948, having become a Christian ten years before, he [Brother Wurmbrand] publicly said Communism and Christianity were incompatible. As a result, he experienced imprisonment and torture by the then Communist regime of Romania, for his beliefs. After serving a total of fourteen years, he was ransomed for $10,000. During his imprisonment no communication was allowed between he and his wife, Sabina. 

Quoting Wikipedia

Right now, Brother Wurmbrand would feel right at home in Seattle or New York City. If you read his book he made a statement that should help every quarantined Christian today. He wrote that during his long periods of isolation he would still prepare and preach his sermons, though not a soul was in his cell. Why? Because that was the ministry which Jesus called him to do. Jesus didn’t say, “except when you’re in prison.” 

So, whatever calling you have, do it! Do it as until the Lord, for your gift comes from the Lord. It’s not your responsibility to make sure others see you, read your work, or hear your speeches. What is your job is to do what Jesus said “do.”
Now you may say, I work on an assembly line. What about me? Easy, make your home chores formal processes and do them as such. We use our gifts because they come from God, therefore we are accountable to Him for what we do with His blessings.

If you’re interested in Brother Wurmbrand, there’s an old but interesting interview of Brother Wurmbrand here on YouTube: Brother Wurmbrand

I pray that God prospers you, even as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2)

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