Have you ever been so close to something that you knew nothing about? To be on the cutting edge of Breakthrough. It’s only after Neil Armstrong step foot on the moon that we learned that it wasn’t made of cheese. To be the very first in a long line of succession is intimidating but that’s where we raise the bar with every step. We are the beneficiaries of prayers we know nothing about. We’ve grew up in cities we didn’t build, Water we didn’t pump, food we didn’t sow but God was working long before we got on the scene. Read more
It’s been a day since Jesus died. The Holy Bible doesn’t tell us what was it like to go through the silence of Saturday, to be in the unknown, to have doubt, fear of persecution etc. We all have been in that place. To worry about tomorrow. The why question looms in our minds. Why is God silent when bad things happen to good people? Read more
Another month comes to an end, Ten more months till the year ends. For me 2016 is speeding by. Someone asked me today, what is my expectations for this year? My reply, “All Things New”. New experiences, new friendship, new adventure, new joys, but also new tears, new sorrows, new detours, new hardships, new challenges. But through it the best thing is I learned new life lessons.
Today marks an important anchor point in the passage of time. It’s the 29th of February, a leap year. A date which comes every four years. As I look back into the last four years, to the things I’ve learned and experienced, the challenges, the opportunities, the friendships and the memories. It has all been a well crafted plan by the Master of the Universe. I’ve grown from what I was to what He wants me to be. Every experience, every moment was a well orchestrated plan where I learned to be better everyday. I’ve learned to trust in Him more everyday. What I’ve realised that none of this would have been possible if I wasn’t willing to take a leap of faith. Read more
The word ‘POWER’ is made up of just five letters but the weight and the strength this word carries is felt most by those who either use it or are under authority of someone who posses it in immense quantity.
But power, in more ways than another becomes abusive or healthy in the hands of those who use it. How is this possible? Well, history has given us examples of people who were able to deliver either good or bad results from the use of power that had been given to them. Read more
**Phone Ringing** +3754 calling… – I answer: Hello Papa.
That’s a phone call I receive few times a week. My dad works in a foreign country, and he uses some VOIP (voice over internet phone) number. Every time the number changes to something new. In fact it even shows other foreign phone code numbers. One time I got a call from Belgium. But it was my dad calling from the gulf. Has it happened to you? You receive a phone call from a random number, but you know it isn’t a tele-caller trying to sell something. It’s a person you know!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s that season once again – The house cleaning begins, the cake making starts, and who can forget the Holiday shopping. All this just for that one special day in our calender called Christmas. When we mention Christmas to little children their eyes light up with joy because they sense, Mom and Dad along with relatives will definitely have gifts to give. Everyone associates Christmas with gifts and new things. But more often than not the reason for the season is lost.
The Christmas story has been told and retold over a years with newer variations to the story. Today I’d like to bring focus into the lives of the Wise-men and their journey.
India’s on breaking point over a law in the Indian Penal Code, section 377 which criminalises all sorts of sexual activity which is not considered natural. Different views are flying all over the place. Some say its draconian and its a step backwards for society. While others say its not natural, its against family values and morals. In this heated battle its quite easy to find yourself in a position which is not favourable by all. I write this article for two reasons…First: dealing with the humanitarian view, and second: To deal with the question which is on every christian’s mind – Can one be a homosexual christian? Read more
In the 21st century life is so fast paced with the advent of technology, mass media and communication, most of our time is taken up with entertainment and socialising. Other times is just plain old hard work or studies or even family time and household chores. We are just passing each day so fast that we don’t even realise it.
This is my attempt in slowing things down – Taking notice of people around us whom we would hardly notice. But thank God for them as they make our lives a smooth ride. Read more
“About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”(which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).” – Matthew 27:46
What did Jesus mean when He said those words? Most say that Jesus was expressing His feelings of abandonment as God placed the sins of the world on Him – and because of that, God had to “turn away” from Jesus. As Jesus was feeling that weight of sin, He was experiencing a separation from God for the first time in all of eternity.
This happens to be one of the most misinterpreted verse in scripture.
To better understand what happened on the cross, we must first understand who Jesus was. Read more