GOD ADDRESSES OUR ‘IFS’

Have you had a few ‘if-moments’ in your faith journey – those faith-put-to-test moments? If God exists, why . . .? If God is good, why . . .? If God could have prevented this, why . . .? Unless God answers, how . . .? Many such ‘ifs’ and ‘unlesses’ often creep into our …

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THE MYSTERY OF HIS LOVE

I don't know if He would have shrieked and writhed with pain   I don't know if He just winced and twitched in silent suffering   I don't know how He bore the villainous scourging   I don't know how He endured the jeering and scorn   All I know is that He took it …

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IS GOD GETTING YOUR ATTENTION IN THE MIDST OF THIS PANDEMIC?

The world is going through an extremely precarious time, fighting a pathogen - a seemingly invisible enemy. Fear, anxiety, anguish and uncertainty loom large the world over. The enemy has stealthily crept into the whole world. No guns, missiles or weaponry from the most sophisticated arsenal can, even with the best and smartest of all …

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THE JOURNEY HOMEWARDS

As I journey towards my eternal abode Along the path which my Saviour has showed   I’m not worried of the myriad curves and bends As long as He His hand to me lends   I know not of the rocks and cliffs Nor the direction in which the stormy wind threatens to drift   …

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KORERO WITH CHIRADEEP

Amazing are the ways in which the Lord takes care of His loved ones! Most of us have been through tough life situations - may be financial crises, difficult relationships, disappointments and losses or critical health issues. The intensity of the situations are better known by the people who live them.  One such person I …

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THE TOUCH THAT RELEASES GOD’S POWER

The Bible narrates an incident of a woman who was sick with having a flow of blood for twelve years (Matthew 9:20–22, Mark 5:24-34, Luke 8:43–48). She had consulted many physicians and had spent all her livelihood in treatments, but could not be healed by any. Instead of improving, her condition only worsened by the …

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OF OATHS, PLEDGES AND PROMISES

In my school days, it was very common among kids to swear in order to convince friends about something. In the childhood innocence of knowing things, convincing others and getting convinced, a swear had enough strength to convert denial into faith. The highest forms of swears were ‘mother promise’ and ‘God promise’ which find acceptance …

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PRAY

Pray when thou art feeling low Pray when thou art on a high   Pray when thou art sick and ailing Pray when thou art healthy and well   Pray when there are fears and doubts assailing Pray when thou art brimming with confidence   Pray when thou experience pain and heartache Pray when thou …

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ONE-SIDED VIEW

We humans have eyes only on one side of our bodies. So, in effect we have unidirectional vision – in the sense that we can clearly view only what lies in front of us, though we can roll our eye balls a little bit. If we are to look at things to our left, right …

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GOD PROMISES TO CONVERT YOUR MARAH INTO MOTAQ

In the several bittersweet events of life, often those that are bitter rob the joy of the pleasant life events. What is bitter, may be different for different people. For someone it may be the death of a loved one, for someone else it may be a divorce. For one person it may be joblessness, …

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