What a wonderful story! Kanika has been translated from darkness into light. May the Lord give her grace, strength, and courage as she lives the new life in Christ! The spiritual battle has already started. I pray that she obeys her parents in all things lawful. However, she cannot serve two masters. Therefore, she cannot go to the temple with her parents to worship Manasa devi, the goddess of snakes. Kanika is now a new creature in Christ, and her devotion belongs only to Christ. Her parents her not happy and there will be no peace within the family because this is the purpose of the gospel. Listen to what Christ said, "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you Nay; but rather division. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided...the mother against the daughter and the daughther against the mother..." (Luke 12:51-53). She can no longer walk together with her parents. Listen to this pertinent question, "Can two walk together, except they be agreed'? (Amos 3:3). Kanika going to the temple with her parents is like trying to mix iron with clay! Kanika stay strong and God bless!
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