• Devotionals

    November 2012

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3. This verse is a part of the Sermon on the Mount given by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the disciples.(Matthew 5:1-12) It seems a bit weird to be blessed in poverty and to me it seemed even weirder the fact of being poor in “Spirit”. The Bible often explains the meaning of this word “Spirit” relating to light, life, strength or even God Himself as in the following verses “The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord searching all the …

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    Articles

    Jesus is alive

    Being threatened to death and having witnessed the persecution of her fellow workers, a missionary sent from Southern to Northern part of India was filled with fear and confusions. As she was crying to the Lord amidst the painful situations, she saw a dream: ‘Few women including her were seated around the corpse of Jesus, wailing and mourning over His death. Agony and bitterness choked their throats. All of a sudden this missionary saw few tall men rushing towards them with weapons in their hands to kill them. Fear engulfed, and her heart was filled with horror of what is …

  • Poems

    The narrow way

    Called out by name and for thee chosen, To show thy life on earth through mine; Hardened heart has this calling frozen- Refusing to do the purpose divine. Blessings bestowed from Thy Hand Out of abundant love and grace- Has made me take a different stand, To hide Thy gentle and radiant face.   No more time have I, for Thee, Lord Even for a personal communion with Thee! When I, my things for Thee can’t discard How then can I, set the captives free? The stressful target at work comes first, Days & nights spent for it doesn’t matter. But …

  • Poems

    The third person

    Deeply hurt,while a kid, by words unkind from a stranger passing on the road I cried to my mom, who came to remind, “A third person,your precious tears,cant afford”. I saw the truth and consoled myself, Yes,he’s just a third person himself. Whatever he comments I don’t have to care. He will never my burdens share.   As I grew, disppointments undigestable arose Of things expected from people around, I cried to myself and realised they aint my foes, But just third persons who are not bound- To give unto me whatever I expect Or to be genuine with a mutual …

  • Poems

    Someone hears my cry

    Joy unspeakable and peace divine, When I knew HIS love was mine; Feeling blessed to be a gifted child, To hear His loving words mild-   After much tears of feeling unloved After many years HIS blessings bestowed- Words can’t express this crave for love, That was satisfied by the wings of the dove.   Yes,the very same dove that the Father sent- expressing He was pleased with His son innocent; Seeing my tears and heart’s desire:this white dove- Was none other than the messenger from above,   He is the third person in the Trinity With the Father and the Son working …

  • Poems

    Just for me

    Weary through the toughest storm No more strength to bear it all- Engraved in the dear Lord’s palm!! But where is HE when I fall?   Agonizing pain and tears are mine, Why is it MY destined fate? They said, I was made by God to shine!! But is HE blind to my pitiful state?   I pray every day, asking for GRACE For they said- Ask and you shall receive, But each day I encounter dreadful ways!! Are all the promises only to deceive?   I’m exhausted and completely broken, It’s ridiculous to believe in God anymore – who can’t even keep …

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    Testimonies

    God is good all the time!

    “God is good all the time”. Seldom do we realise this amidst our difficulties but He remains good forever. Almost an year ago, I completed my MSc hostel life and was coming home to stay a few months before I had to leave India for my PhD. Being the only child my parents were hesistant to send me, and finally after much prayers we started working towards it. The house was full of life and happiness as it started getting noiser after my arrival from hostel. The family was filled with fun and cheer. Only about a month was left …

  • Poems

    Second chance

    A baby in the river just the other day God saves him just His amazing way He grows up to be a prince the royal way Then he kills a guy and he tries to runaway   He got a second chance He took the second chance He became Moses Leader of Israel   A shepherd with his flocks just the other day God calls him up for a bigger say King of Israel is not just a child’s play But he lays a woman and has her man cast away   He got a second chance He took the second chance He …

  • Poems

    Caught red-handed

    Veiled with characters nothing but the good Venomous act staged like noone ever would Looked at with respect all around Not a single flaw in the play to be found!   All of a sudden the conscience prick Inner voice asks_Aint you intentionally staging a trick? Whom do you cheat and what do you gain? Don’t you know it leads to everlasting pain?   Don’t you remember what the Bible said? Faith without actions is nothing but dead! A voice says-A Godly life is all that I ask; But my child you pretend under a Godly mask!   Filled with agony and doomed …

  • Poems

    God’s unchanging love

    As a whole new creation Innocent, truthful and pure Was I born as His imitation But could not for long endure-   Leading a life of truthful song; ‘cause I’m not so strong To resist temptations and stopping to sin In this materialistic world I’m living in!   Born with a purpose to please Him In each and everything I do I notice my life growing dim As each step farther from Him I move   Whispering a monotonous mantra of prayer each day But again getting back to the old wrong way To evil paths of darkness and ways so wild Deserve …