• You shall call His name Jesus
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    You shall call His name Jesus

    It is Christmas again and a wonderful time to meditate on the birth of Jesus. Usually, while reading the Bible we skip the chapters and verses that are familiar to us. And I believe that the following verse is also a familiar one: And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). However, I want to bring your attention to the second part of verse 21 – you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins. The name …

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    Give thanks

    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 such pleasure in our feelings to hear those words. God too loves a thankful heart and there is no doubt about it, to be grateful to Him and also to others. In the above verse in 1 Thessalonians Paul asks us those who are in Christ Jesus to give thanks …

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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 nature of Christ is the greatest union till date. In Christ, every relationship is getting addressed. Jesus relates His relationship to the church of Christ as that of the bride and the bridegroom. He relates Himself as a friend. He calls the one who does His will as His mother, …

  • i am with you always
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    I am with you always

    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 of the age ”. As believers what does this mean to us? Think about the state of disciples when Jesus was with them, they were fearless, brave, active, assertive and bold. Those were the times when the followers of Jesus Christ were ridiculed, mocked, threatened in the midst of …

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    He was ridiculed

    As we remember the sacrifice of Jesus today, this is the right time to meditate on the sufferings and shame He encountered in order to fulfill God’s plan of Salvation. Apart from the physical sufferings He experienced, the mental agony was too severe which is already inherent from His prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane the previous day. Matthew 26:39 says, “He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”” In addition to that, …

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    God values our time

    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. The growth of the company is analyzed through that as the old system of doing it once a year doesn’t seem to be effective. It really shows how much the modern system values time. As they say “Time is money”, the competition is higher and so they know the value …

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    The Heart of Christmas

    Christmas always comes as a refreshment to the heart. In Denmark where I come from, as in many other countries I’m sure, a lot of the culture is centered around Christmas and there are so many traditions that we look forward to doing every year. The calendar candle where we burn down one number each day until the 24th, the Advent wreath with the four candles, one for each Sunday of Advent, the Christmas calendars on TV, or the ones with a present to open or a chocolate to eat each day of December until the 24th. Then there’s the …

  • in everything give thanks
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    In everything give thanks

    “Thanks” is one of those few words that parents teach their children from the time they begin to speak. Isn’t it very cute and sweet when a little child says “thanks” without being prompted when being gifted or offered something, bringing joy and pride to the parents when their child is considered well-mannered, polite and grateful by everyone around.  “Thanks” is an everyday word we use with numerous people, friends or strangers to acknowledge something we have received from them. But, most of the time we take our everyday blessings for granted and do not feel a need to give …

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    Motherhood and Mankind

    My mom has asked me time and again why is it that mothers have to suffer so much? Why did God make mothers so emotional? Why is it that even after tolerating the pains of child birth, mothers still have to tolerate all sorts of pain and stabs all through their life? Why is it that mothers have to play the sacrificial lamb all the time and yet, they are not happy if they don’t? Moms ask questions and they are often bewildered. But they don’t complain. They don’t wish that we were never born (though they sometimes say so …

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    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 …