Dr. P. P. Job has been promoted to Glory – Thoughts by Ruth Tomuta
To simply call Dr. P.P. Job an evangelist, would be to tragically demerit his name and life long devotion to God.
Or even yet—to call him the Billy Graham of India, the “International Man of the Year 2000-2001” (nominated by The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom), the President of the International Christian Association, the Director of the Sabina Printing Press. a preacher to over 129 nations, an author, and also a pioneer of over eleven Christian institutions— to call Dr. P.P. Job by these titles would not do him justice.
I remember the first time Dr. P.P. Job came to preach at Philadelphia Romanian Church of God; he spoke about justice. He read from what he reffered to as his book (the Book of Job), and he proclaimed with all power and passion that God was a God of justice. He said, with now tears forming in his eyes, that although he has lost his two beautiful sons and ultimately everything dear to him, he believes that every decision God makes is the correct one and he will never cease to worship God and proclaim His love. He was definitely a true bearer of the name Job.
And this is how Dr. P.P. Job should be remembered: as a Light that never ceased to shine the Glory of God.
“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who eneter may see the light” (Luke 8:16)… Dr. Job was a true light of our Lord Jesus Christ, in that he not only lit up rooms with his smile and God’s love, but he lit up all of India. Saving girls and children from India’s perverted streets and beliefs, he lit up the faces of now over 500 orphan girls. He supported them and brought them up with the utmost care and attention. Like a beacon, he never ceased to shine and just like Job, he never seemed to waver in the storms.
“Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8b)… The best part about Dr. P.P. Job, that you can never fully grasp from merely his titles, is how pure and childlike he was. Though he was the founder and the father of hundreds of young orphan children, he played and laughed with them as if he was their best friend. His smile was always pleasantly genuine. Most importantly, Dr. Job displayed an unflatering faith and trust in God, a quality and child-like nature which Jesus often spoke about.
When others saw India as a corrupt and barren land, Job trusted God to provide a spring of hope. One of his favorite stories to share was how a baby girl, who now lives and studies at the Michael Job Center, was found burried alive. Her head was barely peaking above the ground when she was discovered. Job knew that she was more than just an abondoned girl, she was a root of hope, growing between millions of other un-noticeable sprouting flowers. Job looked at a nation of poverty and death, and just like an innocent child of God, he dreamt of miracles and and wonderous possibilities.
“And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters” (Job 42:15)… Dr. P.P. Job’s orphanage, now blossoms with new girls everyday, and no one can deny that they are the most precious and beautiful girls India has ever seen. Abandoned babes, neglected young girls, beaten, forgotten and outcast women, regardless of what they have been through, these girls will never stop smiling or singing songs of praise to our mighty Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can tell that they are truly the daughters of Dr. P.P. Job—nothing can extengish their lights or keep them down for too long! Dr. P.P. Job called them the future Great Lady of India. (So don’t fret my dear girls over the loss of your great father job, for he is heaven’s gain.)
“And let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so” (Genesis 1:15)… Although Dr. P.P. Job now resides peacefully in heaven, he continues to give light upon the earth. He will forever be a light in the expanses of the skies and his love will never be forgetten…