Jaimashi!

In America we often greet people with a shake of the hands while saying, “Hello.” In Hindu lands (such as India and Nepal), the common greeting consists of placing one’s hands together (in a praying posture) while saying, “Namaste,” which means something like, “I bow to you (recognizing the god in you).”

In Nepal there is an alternate greeting that is only used among the Christians. Rather than saying, “Namaste” the Christians say, “Jaimashi,” which means “victory in the Messiah.” What a great custom! Every time Christians greet, they are reminded of the risen Lord Jesus, who has conquered death and hell on their behalf!

Perhaps something like this will catch on in America among Christians.

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