Jesus Helps Young Couple Who Had Been Forbidden To Marry
Jun 15, 2020 1008
This is the testimony of Revanth and Sushee, a young couple from the village of Singarayapalem, India, who accepted Jesus into their lives.
Revanth was studying at college and he fell in love with Sushee and they wanted to marry. But they were both Hindus and they came from separate communities and their parents did not accept this proposed marriage. So Revanth and Sushee completed their studies and went home.
Revanth got a job in the village and spent his time doing his job and going to various temples to ask Hindu gods to enable him to marry Sushee and to change their family members’ minds. So in this way this young man and young woman were both doing rituals and living away from each other with their separate families. They lived like this for 5 years. But there was no change in their families and instead Sushee’s family wanted her to marry another man. So in this situation Revanth and Sushee did not know what to do or how to react or whom to approach.
One day Revanth happened to see on TV the GNU TV Programme and he heard about Jesus and the Holy Gospel. The words of the Holy Gospel touched his heart and gave him peace and encouragement. Soon he made a phone call to his girlfriend Sushee. He said,
“Today I have heard about Jesus and the Holy Gospel. The words of Jesus and the Holy Gospel touched my heart and moved me a lot. So you too should watch this TV Programme on Saturday.”
So Sushee also watched the GNU TV Programme on Saturday and heard the Holy Gospel. She got faith that she and Revanth would marry one day and that Jesus would help them.
So Revanth and Sushee made a call to me and asked for prayer for their prayer request regarding their desired marriage. And I prayed for them and said that Jesus helps you and encouraged them to believe in him.
Revanth made a phone call to Sushee. He said,“Today I have heard about Jesus and the Holy Gospel.”
Revanth and Sushee were watching and hearing the GNU TV Programme every week for more than 5 months. One day they both prayed and accepted Jesus into their lives personally. They both decided to go to their parents to share with them about this accepting of Jesus and again said they wanted to get married. Again both of their families did not accept this proposed marriage and told them to go away from their houses.
So Revanth and Sushee decided to leave their houses trusting and keeping faith in Jesus and to get married and live together. Before leaving their houses they made a phone call to me to say that they wanted to get married. So I said to them that in Jesus’ name they both will get married and become one. So they came to my house with the elder of the village and a few of their friends. I talked to them and officiated the wedding in my house and blessed them and prayed for them to live long.
After the wedding they both went to their parents and their houses. By the help of Jesus no one said anything and they stayed in Revanth’s house together and read the Holy Bible and prayed to Jesus daily. Revanth’s parents asked them what made them get married. They said to them,
“It is Jesus and the Holy Gospel words that helped us to get married. We have faith in Jesus and accepted Jesus into our lives. When we were with you we did many Hindu idol rituals and went to many temples but there was no use and no Hindu gods helped us. So it is Jesus who helped us to get married and it is the words of the Holy Bible that encouraged us to get married.”
Then their parents wondered about this and they also started believing in Jesus. Now Revanth and Sushee live together happily and decided to be baptised. Please pray for them.
“I never thought that we would marry, as both parents did not agree. So I lost hope. I became weak and thought about breaking up with her. But it is the GNU TV Programme that helped me a lot to hear the word of Jesus and the Holy Gospel. So the words of the Holy Gospel gave me faith and encouragement to get married.
So we both believe Jesus and accepted Jesus into our lives. I wholeheartedly give thanks to Jesus who has helped us to get married and live together. It is a turning point of my life and I got a job after accepting Jesus. My wife and I are thankful to Jesus and pray to Jesus and hear the Holy Gospel on the GNU TV Programme weekly.”
– Pr Joseph Usala