Darlene Diebler Rose and her husband were young missionaries to Papua New Guinea in which WWII soon started after their arrival. Darlene’s husband went with some of the locals to a far-away tribe which involved hiking many miles up a mountain. When he returned he found to be very skinny and his feet had Jungle Rot. Darlene had to spend hours bandaging and re-bandaging his feet every day. One day during the re-bandaging process, she was complaining a tad and thinking about how disgusting it was to have such a job as she was doing. However, the Lord spoke to her spirit, totally changing her perspective in what she was doing.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isa_52:7
This is how and why we take care of the body of Christ. Each of our brothers and sisters are in some way a part of His body. And without would He be ENTIRELY lifted up. To anyone that is carrying the good news, shall we critique, criticize, or put down?
How beautiful are the feet that bring good news…Let us take care of one another so that they may continue on in Him in bringing the good news to many.
“Viewing those eight years from this far side, I marvel at the wisdom and love of our God, Who controls the curtains of the stage on which the drama of our lives is played; His hand draws aside the curtains of events only far enough for us to view one sequence at a time.” Darlene Deibler Rose
Darlene spent 4 years in a Japanese prison camp. Her husband died in a prison camp that was separate from hers.