Christians reaching out to Jade Goody
The Christian Messenger which describes itself as "India's Evangelical Newspaper" has called on its readership to pray for Jade Goody who is terminally ill with cancer.
Ms. Goody shot to public attention through her appearance on the reality TV show 'Big Brother', and provoke an outcry through allegedly racial comments against Indian actress Shilpa Shetty.
As a 'Prayer Point' the Indian newspiece requests:
"Pray that Jade Goody will come to know the healing power of Jesus Christ at this juncture in her life. Pray that she will accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and turn a new leaf.
Jeremiah 29:12 says: “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.”
Isaiah 53:5 says: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Claim these promises for Jade Goody. Let us try to win a soul for Jesus Christ.
Under a Daily Mail header "Distraught Jade Goody is planning her funeral and preparing her will as she bravely comes to terms with her cancer diagnosis" the related message list of very supportive comments includes a response from one person signing herself 'Johanna' who wrote:
Jade am crying right now with tears for you. I am a christian and i know that if u say this small prayer u will be saved for heaven. Dear Jesus forgive all of my sins and come into my heart Jesus. I recieve your forgiveness now amen. Jade the bible says that Jesus forgives sins and can come into your heart and if u mean this prayer when u says it u CAN be assured of a heavenly home when and if u do die.Am praying for you that Jesus speaks into ur hear for he cares deeply for you. Theres nothing he cant do xxx love u.
On the same list 'EML' wrote:
Your sad story has touched our hearts. There are so many in your situation. Please reach for the Lord Jesus. He will answer. 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding' Place your trust in Him, let Him into your heart.........and He has promised a home in heaven for all who accept Him. No more pain, no more fear, no more tears, no more goodbyes there.
God bless you, Jade x
Speaking on Sky TV news, Goody's publicist Max Clifford said that the mother-of-two and soon-to-be bride has said that she wants her boys to "know Jesus". Ms. Goody has said: “I want them to understand that Mummy will be in Heaven watching over them. It’s really important to me now that they learn about Jesus and I want them to be christened so they still feel I’m there for them.”
Ms. Goody and her boyfriend are currently planning to be married as soon as possible.