EBWU Conference - Lisbon, Portugal - 10-13 October 2024

Dear sisters,Margun WaremMargun Warem

I am Margun from Norway, and I will start this testimony by telling a true story:

Our late and beloved King Olav had a summer residence on an island on the South Eastern coast of Norway. King Olav was a widower the last 35 years of his life. He was loved by his people, and he did a very good job for his country, like his son Harald and his family are doing now.

King Olav was on the island, and his boathouse needed to be repaired. It was sent for a craftsman to do the job. He started working, but then people who got to know where he was working, started to come in their small boats to talk with him. Of course they hoped to get a glimpse of the king. In those days that was possible. The craftsman got irritated, because he knew the real reason for their coming. It also disturbed his work.

One day he put up a sign on the boathouse saying DO NOT DISTURB. So he went inside and started working. After a while there was a knock on the door. The craftsman was irritated and shouted “Leave me alone!” Anyhow, the knocking continued, and finally he opened the door. Outside stood King Olav, smiling as always, and he said. “I just wanted to see how you are.”

This reminds me of our King in heaven, who never gives up his children. Sometimes there are so many things that disturb us, and we want to be left alone. Sometimes we drift away from him, but he never gives us up. Sometimes we are tired doing our ministry. Sometimes he comes to us when we do not expect it, when we are blinded and cannot see. Perhaps we have troubles and worries.

Then he comes to us saying: “How are you? I am your King, I care for you.”

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.  Revelation 3,20.

Margun Warem