Nebula - Breath of God
July 7, 2015

The breath of God

I am so glad the expanse of sky isn’t a commodity. Whether you are the richest man on this planet or the poorest of us all, we all share the same view. There is no charge to pay. It’s man, in his greediness and what he believes to be great wisdom, discovered the currency and the exchange of value. God never did that. He gave it all for free – including His very son through whom we have the gift of salvation. What a faithful and loving God we serve?

Recently, I’ve been chatting with a good friend of mine. We were talking about the places we wanted to visit in future. Quite recently, I’ve been intrigued by something I’ve found online. It’s this place called Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. The pictures on their website just amaze me. This was something I’ve always enjoyed including the starry galaxies. When we camp outside, I usually look up into the night sky; mesmerised at the beauty of God’s creation.

The Bible tells us that these stars are created by the breath of God (Psalms 33:6). He breaths these starry hosts into existence. Think about it for a second. What a might God we serve? We are so insignificant when we compare ourselves with his creation but in His sight, we are quite the opposite. We are the most significant part of His creation. In fact, all the things we see around us, were created just for us. Thank you Lord for your unfailing love for the mankind.

Keep calm and pray with faith
June 26, 2015

Pray with Faith

Is it any wonder that, when we stagger at any promise of God through unbelief, we do not receive it? Not that faith merits an answer, or in any way earns it, or works it out; but God has made believing a condition of receiving, and the Giver has a sovereign right to choose His own terms of gift. – Rev. Samuel Hart

I asked God for a good friend but God in His great favor gave me someone amazing – Anna. God works in mysterious ways folks. Pray with Faith and Pray without ceasing. “Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God”. Feel free to use the image as you please as I own the full rights to it. God bless!

fork-plate
May 6, 2015

Best is yet to come

There was a woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things “in order,” she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at her service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. The woman also requested to be buried with her favourite Bible. Everything was in order and the pastor was preparing to leave when the woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

“There’s one more thing,” she said excitedly.

“What’s that?” came the pastor’s reply.

“This is very important,” the woman continued. “I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.”

The pastor stood looking at the woman, not knowing quite what to say. “That surprises you, doesn’t it?” the woman asked.

“Well, to be honest, I’m puzzled by the request,” said the pastor.

The woman explain, “in all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming … like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance! So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder ‘What’s with the fork?’ Then I want you to tell them: ‘Keep your fork… the best is yet to come.’”

The pastor’s eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the woman goodbye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the woman’s casket and they saw the pretty dress she was wearing and her favourite Bible and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the pastor heard the question, “What’s with the fork?” And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. The pastor told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either. He was right.

So the next time you reach down for your fork, let it remind you, oh so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Story via Diply
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