• The Christmas Blessing
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    The Christmas Blessing

    The world becomes busy as the Christmas season approaches. Many friends of mine from different walks of life are also excited about this time of the year. Even though they don’t celebrate Christmas, they feel this time of the year creates so much positivity with lights and songs everywhere. Some of my European friends are happy about a long holiday season and for the children, it’s all about their beloved Santa with his gifts and his funny moves. The meaning of Christmas differs from one person to another. But many times, people fail to remember the very meaning and purpose …

  • God's own love
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    God’s Own Love

    Good Friday is a time we remember the sacrificial death of Christ for the sins of the world. The angel of the Lord told Mary to name the child that God is going to give her through Holy Spirit as “Jesus” as he will save His people from their sins. John the Baptist identified the same and so He proclaimed, “Behold the lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29). And Jesus finally affirmed His saving act by laying down His life on the cross. The cross becomes central to our faith in Christ. It …

  • Devotionals

    March 2017

    “So they set out from the mountain of the Lord and traveled for three days. The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them during those three days to find them a place to rest”. Numbers 10:33 The Israelites were delivered from their bondage in Egypt by the mighty hand of God and were led by God’s servant Moses to the Promised Land. God had promised His people that He is taking them to a land that flows with milk and honey. On the course, God renewed His covenant with His people, gave them Laws and instructions for …

  • The time of our lives
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    The time of our lives

    I remember my father used to tell me often these words “This is not the time”, or “wait for the right time”. This response is not something I could understand as a child. I always wanted to ride the bike when I was small, but my Dad never gave me. I see my friends use it much before and used to get angry. But after I got the permission to ride from my father, I thought there is a good reason why he didn’t allow me then and it is now there is a need for me to have a …

  • Devotionals

    October 2016

    “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 Paul writes this letter to the church in Philippi from the prison in Rome. The importance of this letter becomes further magnified as he writes from prison as well as in his old age. Paul’s ministry was characterized by his faith, passion, courage, intellect and most of all his determination. He was called by God to preach the Gospel to the gentiles and …

  • Devotionals

    July 2016

    “It is good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.” Psalm 119:71 We might face afflictions and hard times in life. The afflictions may be different for different people, but everyone goes through it. God will teach us something through these hard times, if we are willing to obey to His voice. The people of Israel didn’t learn God’s faithfulness when they were fine, but when they were struggling. They learned to trust God through that struggle. Job too understood God and His ways better in His afflictions. We can see that especially in chapter …

  • The relationship
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    The Relationship

    When Jesus died on the cross, it was not just a death of an individual but the death of every sin. It is not just symbolical but real. Jesus completely took human sin on Himself and gave Himself as the ransom for the sins of the world. Romans 6:10 says, “The death he died, he died to sin once for all.” The sin that separated human being from the creator was defeated on the cross, and the relationship was restored. Yes, Jesus came in to this world to restore this relationship between God and man; the only way to restore …

  • Devotionals

    March 2016

    “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18 Apostle Paul very firmly establishes the primary work for which we God’s children must strive for; yes, the ministry of reconciliation. In the Old Testament period, the priest laid down the offerings and sacrifices of the people in the altar to reconcile them with God. Since Christ came and gave Himself as a sacrificial offering, He also became our high priest, who reconciled us back to God. This message of reconciliation becomes central to our faith and ministry. …

  • Devotionals

    January 2016

    “They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.” Psalm 125:1 God has graciously led us throughout 2015. He led us through good and bad times. There would have been moments of hope, joy, loneliness, doubts and confusion, but God led us through it all. As we step in to another year of uncertainties, challenges and expectations, one thing we can be sure of is God’s presence for those who trust in Him. This year when I sat in God’s presence for a word, the word which strongly echoed in …

  • Devotionals

    July 2015

    “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these.” John 21:15 The life of Peter is one of the most inspirational Journeys recorded in the Bible. From an ordinary fisherman on the shores of Galilee to one of Christ’s most devoted Apostle, his journey is truly remarkable. Peter had no idea about what would happen to his life. He never thought that one day he would meet the Saviour of the world and his life would be changed forever. Luke beautifully records Peter’s encounter with the Lord. It was after the disappointment of not catching a single …