He Gives a Thousandfold

While serving in India, a devout English Judge befriended a young Indian man. Having been raised in a prominent Indian family, he had been cast out after he converted to Christianity. The judge tooke the boy into his household where he happily worked as a house boy.

It was the custom of the household to have a devotional time every evening. One night the judge read aloud the words of Jesus: “Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake shall receive an hundredfold” (Matthew 19:29)

The judge turned to the lad and said, “Nobody jere has done thsi except you, Norbudur. Will you tell us, is it true what Jesus has said?”

The young Indian man read the verse aloud for himself and then turned to the family and said, “No, ther is an error.”

Startled, the judge responded, “There is?”

The youth replied, “It says He gives a hundredfold. I know He gives a thousandfold.”

With eternal life, intimacy with the Father, and all the riches of heaven, who can truly measure the value of what it means when Jesus Christ comes into a person’s life?