man some cash. “Not even my own friends did that for me,” the sick man said, amazed.
   As Sukumar lived the love of Jesus in his village, opposition gradually died away, and people became more and more eager to listen to his message. Soon 77 people were ready to be baptized!
   People are converted to Christianity by watching our example. That’s why Jesus told His followers: “You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept” (Matthew 5:14, The Message).
   So tell others about Jesus today—at home or school, at a picnic or a Bible study, eating pizza at your favorite restaurant—do the “light” thing. It’s a great way to practice the presence of Jesus!
   One final way to live in the presence of Jesus is through prayer. Prayer is simply talking to Jesus like you would to a friend. Tell Him about your challenges when you’re doing homework. Sing Him a prayer when you’re struck by the splendor of a sunset. Talk to Him when a friend snubs you in the school cafeteria. Talk to Him about everything.
   Jesus taught us how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13.
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