In an article published in The Guardian in August of 2015 entitled Jesus saved my mother, Nirpal Dhaliwal tells the fascinating story of how his mother — born into the monotheistic Sikh religion in the Punjab and yet combining her Sikh heritage with many of the religious practices of the polytheistic Hindu culture around her — converted to Christ and of his observations of the changes it has brought about in her life.
Beneath her son’s observations of the changes in her life, I see the work of Jesus — as she is transformed from one who desperately sought to appease the many gods of her self-styled religion to one who has now found peace in her relationship with Christ.
As you read the story of her conversion — as recounted by her son — let’s pray for those who still find themselves in the clutches of a similar faith experience among the Sikhs of the Punjab. Let’s pray that those who are born into the Sikh religion such as Nirpal’s mother encounter former Sikhs who have found Jesus and will share the gospel with them. Let’s pray that they cast themselves entirely upon the sacrifice of Christ as their only hope and that they swear allegiance to Jesus their King. Let’s pray that they find peace in relationship with Jesus.