Random Motion and Forgotten Identity – part 2

Well, I guess the last post would have raised a lot of curiosity as to what was on the piece of paper that the rickshaw driver gave me. For those who missed reading the first part, read it here.


As I continued to walk down the lane, I wondered at the fact that I had been suppressing a part (?) no, the whole of my identity as a believer other than in my very personal life. I have been living a life of random motion and involuntary actions. Even when seeing the world before my eyes, I had failed to recognize all that I was supposed to pray for and thank God for.

Have I been relating to, or doing what I am called to do? It took a wake- up call to help me realize that I was wasting away a good portion of my life when Jesus had said we should be like the lamp that is placed on top of the hill; we should not be like the light hidden under the basket.

What the rickshaw driver handed me was a tract – a tract that spoke of God’s salvation and love. He had probably handed it to me thinking I am an unbeliever. But the rickshaw driver was doing what was possible for him while continuing to do his work. What I could have done was give an encouraging word and be overjoyed that there was this one person doing his part for the Kingdom of God. He was a part of the great family of believers.

Instead I had turned and walked away. There are many, who are of the opinion that anyone can hand out a tract and this is no big deal. But his action of handing out change when he could have fairly asked for an extra 15 rupees showed that he wanted his actions and his faith to match. He was doing his work. He was doing it honestly. And he boldly proclaimed his faith.

I was humbled by this small act of faith. How much more are we called to do, to whom much more is given?

Here is the tract that he handed out to me:


Life is fleeting

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.(James 4:14)


Death is sure

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrew 9:27)

Reason being sin-

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Romans 5:12)


Christ is the only remedy-

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.(John 3:16)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.(Ephesians 2: 8, 9)

Therefore –

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10: 9, 10)

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come    from the presence of the Lord. (Acts 3:19)

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10: 13)





Hope atleast one soul will be blessed by what I have shared. This post is not just about sharing a tract but also about living our lives meaningfully.







6 responses to this post.

  1. The real story well narrated did indeed raise some curiosity, though it soon became clear to me what the piece of paper might have been. That he took it from his pocket kept folded means someone had given it to him and he decided to pass it on. We too have to pass on what we received by grace and not keep it safe and secure selfishly. Grace is for everyone, not a select few.


    • apppaji how did u kno??? …. and he didnt take it from his pocket- that was the change for 50 rupees. He gave that paper from a holder near the handle … I think he might have had more. . But yes , he had passed it on . 🙂 🙂


  2. On opening the paper, nothing else would have widened your eyes, than a tract, I know! Nothing else would prompt the giver to hand over to a girl boldly than the same!


  3. Posted by Salini on August 10, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Even i was thinking it might have been a tract!…really good one Santhini..


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