The Christmas Blessing

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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…

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God’s Own Love

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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.…

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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…

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The time of our lives

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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.…

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October 2016

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"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…

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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…

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The Relationship

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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,…

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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…

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January 2016

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"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…

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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.…

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May 2015

“So he got up ate and drank. Strengthened by the food, he travelled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God” 1 Kings 19:8 Those were turbulent times in Israel under the rule of King Ahab. He married Jezebel a sidonian and began to serve…

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Where are you searching?

The other day my mom was searching for a document, and my dad was watching her as she went surfing about. After sometime he quipped to my mom, are you searching at the right place? In life it is very important where we search for things. What would happen if…

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Darkness to Light

One of the greatest gifts to the human being is light be it a natural light or an invented light. Light has this powerful nature to expose the darkness and to expose the hidden things. It gives clarity for us to function, as man cannot effectively function in darkness. Just…

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March 2015

“Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." Acts 3:6 This devotional comes to you at a point when in some parts of the world hatred is shown against Christians especially…

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January 2015

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“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.” John 14:15-16 The greatest gift one can receive as a believer in Jesus Christ is God’s guidance through the in dwelling of…

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Christmas for all

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Do you remember, when was the last time ’A news’ had brought great joy to ALL mankind? Was it when Germany won the football world cup in 2014? No, people in Argentina would tell you how much they were hurt of the loss. How about the time when Neil Armstrong…

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Thanks be to God

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Victor Frankl is an Austrian psychiatrist, a holocaust survivor and a well known Neurologist. But because of his Jewish identity he had to become a slave sentenced for death. He writes in his book “Man’s search for meaning” about the persecution in the concentration camps under Hitler’s Nazi regime, the…

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November 2014

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“But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of the rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 King Saul, the first anointed King of Israel…

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Learn from me

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Teaching induces learning or learning gives way for teaching, there can be endless arguments whether it is the heart to learn opens the space for teaching, or the overpowering presence of knowledge around through the outlet of teaching inspire and creates the space for learning. The curiosity in an human…

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September 2014

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“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 During the time of King Josiah of Judah, the nation of Judah went through a period of reformation. Josiah did right in the sight of the lord. He was different from lot of his…

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August 2014

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“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Last month, too many events happened around the world that got everyone thinking what’s really wrong with the world? Whether it’s the Palestine-Israeli conflict, Ukraine-Russia conflict, the Iraq’s sunni-shia Muslims conflict, or the persecution of…

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June 2014

“We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.” 2 Kings 7:9 Those were turbulent times in Israel; the…

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The Immortals

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I misplaced a key one day somewhere, the key that I used to toss in the air, the key that I used to spin along in my fingers was found missing, I was searching for many hours as if the purpose of my whole life was about the key. Nothing…

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The wounded Saviour

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The message was very clear to Joseph, whose mind was filled with confusion and dilemma. Mary, the virgin whom he was betrothed to was already conceived. He knew it was not him who was responsible. So he decided to put her away silently. It was then the most important message…

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April 2014

Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. Genesis 22:5 God commanded Abraham to take His son Isaac to the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt offering. Abraham obeyed the voice of the…

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February 2014

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In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death. Exodus 16:2-3 When God called Israelites from Egypt out…

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January 2014

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 It was a district level athletic meet between…

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Year of new beginnings

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My Guitar was making strange sounds and I tried to tune it properly. No matter how I fine tune it, it sounded the same. When I started to play, one of the strings broke. It was then I realized that the guitar needed new strings. It cannot make proper sound…

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‘X’mas

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Few weeks ago, I was sitting in front of a 10 year old girl who recently had an issue and I had to counsel her. It’s one of the most difficult sessions I had and I was nervous about it. I work in an organization where we have uncared and…

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December 2013

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And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 Jesus in one of his famous statements gives us all…

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Give thanks

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As Thanksgiving Day of this year beckons, there is no better time to ponder on this word “Thanks”. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” We humans like to hear the word thanks, and it gives…

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November 2013

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He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 It’s been a while since I started talking on the subject, “It’s never too late for God”, taking…

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September 2013

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But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has…

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August 2013

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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 It was a hectic day and I was returning home late in the night. Perhaps just left my work place after a long…

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July 2013

The man asked him, “What is your name?”, “Jacob,” he answered. Genesis 32:27 Jacob was at a crucial point in his life where he has to face his brother Esau whom he betrayed. He feared his brother as he remembered what he actually had done to him. Only sometime back…

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A Father who guides

Jesus Christ becomes the prime example and a subject of relevance for any topic which relates human nature and its emotions. In Jesus, the human and the divine nature came together to form a powerful exhibition of love from the Creator to his creation. God-Man relationship strengthened in the very…

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June 2013

Remember not the former things nor consider the things of the old, Behold I'm doing a new thing. Isaiah 43:18 A very straight forward order came from the Angel of The Lord, after the rescue of lingering lot and his family. The Angel said “Do not look back, while you…

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May 2013

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 We learn many things in life through many ways. Most of us learn by experience and some of us by obeying the right person. A…

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April 2013

“I am the vine, you are the branches, He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 Jesus says to His disciples, If you are my disciples, you can do nothing without me. A life completely dependent on…

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I am with you always

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The Resurrection of our Lord testifies His power over sin and death. It portrays the hope of eternal life through Him, magnifies his divinity and authority, promotes His Gospel, and clarifies that He is not ordinary. Jesus Said in Matthew 28:20 “ I am with you always, even to the end…

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Jesus is all we need

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The importance of a Savior in Jesus Christ has been argued ever since his life on this earth. He is believed by millions as the Savior of the world. But the question is, do we actually need a Savior? Many believe that the world can very much function well without…

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March 2013

“Therefore to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin” James 4:17 Last month I was reading the Book of James. Though I have read it few times in the past, I never really meditated on this particular verse. The Epistle of…

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February 2013

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“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Recently while attending a meeting at my college chapel, I kept on thinking about this one thing and praying about it: “God, if I…

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God values our time

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As each year pass by, milestones are reached, goals are set, decisions are made, achievements are celebrated. In modern scale of calculating the performance of a company, the year is divided into four quarters and the performance is calculated in each quarter i.e after every 90 days in a year.…

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January 2013

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"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Galatians 5:16,25 We all have the habit of looking back and looking ahead at this crucial juncture; we can…

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The Christmas Communication

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As Christmas beckons, it’s not only the time to celebrate the incident of God becoming Man through the person of Jesus Christ, but also the Good news or the information communicated through Him. Information technology and telecommunication are the fields of action in today’s world. Communication has reached a distinct…

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Father’s love

It was the summer of 1992; Barcelona was hosting the Olympics capturing the imagination of millions. The 400 Meters individual event was underway. British athlete Derek Anthony Redmond, one of the medal winning prospects was ready to take off with the race, but the race was not the same for…

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Rest in God

In the mid seventeenth century the European and other wealthy nations in the world were going through a period of fast transformation in their social and economic status. A transition was taking place in their approach towards development. It was the time when numerous discoveries and inventions sprouting out every…

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Find yourself

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Michael Jackson wrote a beautiful song called “Heal the world”. The song reached people all around the Globe spreading a sense of realization to care for each other as humans. It is one of the best songs of all time. Looking at the life of this great talent, a legend…

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The resurrection of life

We all live in this World for a certain period of time; some live for twenty years, some forty, sixty or eighty but one common thing that man cannot escape is death. They say death is the greatest equalizer (i.e.) it doesn’t matter who you are whether rich, poor, learned…

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A call to sacrifice

Good Friday is a time to remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the sacrifice He made for us in the cross of Calvary to save us from our sins. Sacrifice is the foundation in which Christian faith stands and without sacrifice there is no meaning to…

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God of restoration

In the Bible, Job is the one who comes to our mind when we hear the word “Suffering”. The other word that keeps reminding of him is “Twice”. If we look at the life of this lovely man of God, it was full of struggle, pain and misery. But let…

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The truth

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Every time you come across the image of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross, you actually wonder how this event that occurred almost two thousand years ago can still fill the void in human hearts, to bring hope and new life to those who believe in it. What makes this…

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Year of Hope

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No other year, I assume, would have created such expectation and anticipation as 2012. Though the year will be greeted with joy, happiness and celebration, one cannot deny the fear this year has created because of all the predictions, calculations, theories and depictions. It is portrayed by many as the…

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The Christmas faith

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A sudden presence of the Angel Gabriel is not something regular or normal for a young virgin of Nazareth. It’s an unusual happening with utmost importance. The angel came with a very important message from God to young Mary, that a child would be born of her womb and He…

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A faithful friend

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During my high school days I used to travel every day by bicycle since the school was approximately 6km from my home. It’s fun cycling around, but not all the time; sometimes it’s tiresome and exhausting. I had a lovely friend who was two rounds stouter than me and used…

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When God ran

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When Archimedes discovered the law of displacement, history says “HE RAN”. In ancient Greece when the city of Athens was about to be attacked, a brave soldier ran till his death to communicate the upcoming disaster. Likewise history has many incidents where people ran; not all who ran were remembered,…

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The everlasting love

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In physical sciences and mathematics, we sometimes come across a phenomenon called a Constant. Constants do not change in their value but remain the same in any mathematical expression, even if numerous changes occur around them. In short, a Constant is defined in itself. A friend of mine visited me…

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I am not insignificant

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God’s ways are always mysterious and His choices are beyond our wildest imagination. Time and time again, He has stamped His authority in being uniquely different from what we usually presume. That is why He says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways”. The most…

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The divine light

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A month back, an incident that took place in India shocked the media and the authorities. It’s the death of a 13 year old, inside the residential quarters of the Indian army. The boy was found to be the son of a local resident of the nearby slum and the…

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The peace beyond us

We are living in times when people are searching for answers for some of the tough questions they come across, with a cloud of fear gripping their minds and a sense of worry tormenting their broken hearts. The motivational speeches of great diplomats they once lauded and sought doesn't fancy…

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The perfect sacrifice

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Yesterday as I was reading the newspaper, a particular headline caught my attention; it read “Girl’s death saves five lives”, the article said that the parents of the girl donated her organs soon after her death to five other people who needed it and saved their lives, amazing isn’t it?…

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The privilege of pain

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I was reading a wonderful book called "From the cries of the heart". It’s on the experiences of people who went through difficult times in their life, how they persevered and overcame those hardships to bring glory to God. It really impacted me a great deal, each life instances that…

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Dwelling place

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In September 15 2008, two of the top banks in the world became bankrupt which led to a great economic disaster the world has ever seen, US market considered the strongest, came crashing down in a matter minutes. Millionaires became ordinary men and there was sense of hopelessness among people,…

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Take the chance!

It was one of the darkest days in the history of mankind. The son of God was hanging mid-air experiencing the cruelest of all roman punishments, CRUCIFIXION on the cross, that too like a common criminal in between two thieves!!! It would be the most paradoxical moment in literary terms,…

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