Yesterday Andy, one of our missionaries, told me a wonderful story that emerged from within the Nepal earthquake.
The earthquake hit on a Saturday and many were off from work and a large crowd were in the zoo. The officials of the zoo tried in vain to get the people out of the zoo once the earthquake struck, However, they wouldn’t leave. The zoo had cost them so many rupees and they were not for moving, they wanted to see the animals!
So the zoo officials told the crowd that the tiger compound had been wrecked and that 2 Tigers had escaped. They hadn’t. But the crowd believed them and soon exited the zoo!
And that’s how the rumour started!
We exist with rumours.
But some rumours are damaging.
Juicy information sharing.
Passing it on for prayer.
Sharing in confidence.
Bringing a reputation into question.
“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ”. Ephesians 4:15
Let’s do all we can to keep stories in the light.