Not only the saints in Bahrain and Thrissur are bereaved and grieved on the unexpected home call of Br. Samuel Babu, but several around the globe who had been the beneficiaries of his "silent, but speaks louder than words" ministries.
Rare are such men of God in this generation who had been " very meek above all men" like Moses(Num.12:3) and like David who was certified by God as "a man after my own heart, who will do all my will" (Act.13:22).
Always smiley despite melancholic nature, thoughtful words of encouragements with positive painless corrections, Barnabas type timely consolations; these are only few of his spiritual attributes to list down by all who had been benefited by the salient ministries of Bro. Samuel Babu.
Man of God was he who portrayed the truths he believed and taught through his model Christian life which was effectively contagious and exhortative to the saints around him more than volumes of words. As a spiritual man he shared the mind of Christ and discerned all things, yet he is judged of no man (1 Cor. 2:15-16).
By exercising the spiritual gift as a 'Pastor-Teacher' (Eph. 4:11), he lived after 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." His manner of 'Rightly dividing the Word' had been pearls to the listeners.
Though an Engineer by training but an Administrator by profession, his heart had been always in the meditation of the Word of God and involved in the ministries of the Lord silently without any element of success complex, and thus often others did not know much what God has accomplished through his life.
Personally I do severely feel the loss of a spiritual support since the days we began together our Bahrain life back in 1982. Right from the teething days of the Children's Bible School in Bahrain, a common ministry for all Bahrain Assemblies, annual VBSs and youth ministries in the banner of CEF involving all churches in Bahrain and also in several other outreach ministries we had worked together hand in hand. And in every ups and downs of life and ministries he always remained with me and my family as a true 'Barnabas,' and as an elder brother his departure is bit unbearable.
Shall we all wait for the time when he will shine as the 'brightness of the firmament' and as a 'star for ever and ever' (Dan. 12:3).
A brief summery at end days;
Bro. Samuel Babu (Believers Brethren Assembly (BBA), Majlis) is in the ICU of Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain due to a Cardiac Problem. Please uphold Bro. Samuel Babu to the Throne of Grace for Heavenly intervention.
UPDATE ON OCTOBER 22, 2015
By the Grace of God and with the prayers of saints, condition of Bro. Samuel Babu is improving. Kidney function is almost normal. He is responding to the medications. Praise Be to God. Please continue to uphold this dear brother in your prayers.
UPDATE ON OCTOBER 23, 2015
Praise the Lord, Br. Samuel Babu's health show excellent improvement. Kidney function almost normal and responding to medication. Please continue to uphold dear brother in your prayers.
UPDATE ON OCTOBER 24, 2015
Br. Samuel Babu is HOME CALLED. For the last few days, we have been relentlessly praying for Br. Samuel Babu, who suffered Cardiac Problems and was admitted in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain. It was well pleasing for our Lord to call HIS child to the Eternal Home, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears, no sickness and no death. Br. Samuel Babu went to be with the LORD around 10:30 PM Bahrain Time today (Friday 23rd 2015).
Let us uphold the grieving family members to the Throne of Grace. May the Lord bestow upon them heavenly Grace, Peace and strength and console them with the word of God.
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