The Good Samaritan

April 9, 2015 •
Sergeant Nok recognizes Samaritan's Purse staff members for helping after Cyclone Pam.
Sergeant Joseph Nok is second in command of the Tanna Island police force. Prior to the cyclone, he helped raise awareness about evacuation centers and disaster precautions. When Cyclone Pam hit, he helped about 50 people evacuate safely to the basement in a school. He helped carry several people who weren’t able to walk there. The roof came off of his house. Now he is helping raise awareness in the villages regarding safe, clean drinking water. He has voluntarily helped with our work on Tanna for weeks.

True Christianity happens in active service for others. On this, eternal destiny depends. Contact with human suffering frees the soul of selfishness.

We can all love when we’re connected with Christ.

The Good Samaritan

Sergeant Nok helped get supplies to people in need on Tanna Island.

It’s not possible for a heart where Christ abides to be destitute of love. We love God because He first loved us. We should love everyone—Christ died for all of us. We can’t come in touch with divinity without coming in touch with humanity, for in Him who sits upon the throne of the universe, divinity and humanity are combined.

Connected with Christ, we are connected with our fellow men by the golden links of the chain of love. Then the pity and compassion of Christ will be manifested in our lives. We won’t wait to have the needy and unfortunate brought to us. We won’t need to be entreated to feel for the woes of others. It will be as natural for us to minister to the needy and suffering people of Tanna as it was for Christ to help others in His time. Wherever the heart reaches out to bless and uplift others, there is revealed the working of God’s Holy Spirit.

His love so broad, so deep, and so full that it penetrates everything.