Covering topics on religion, philosophy and life, this blog attempts to make biblical truths simple for the average believer. As porridge is soft to aid digestion, so the blog contents are easily understood.
However, there is also meaty stuff for those who aspire to go deeper. The relevance of the Bible in our daily life (areas such as finances, sex, marriage, health and emotional healing) is also dealt with.
Some may be called to live above personal
disappointment to serve others.
successful professor bought a BMW for his son. But calamity struck. His son met
with an accident while driving the car and perished. The professor’s wife, who
was in the car when it crashed, also died.
the professor felt life was meaningless since he had lost the closest members
of his family. After he had come to terms with his sorrow, he decided to use
his expertise in organic farming to help poor farmers improve their livelihood.
grief he went through helped him to empathise with the sufferings of the marginalised:
be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,the
Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,who comforts usin all
our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we
ourselves receive from God.For just as we
share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,so also
our comfort abounds through Christ” (2 Corinthians
Having received God’s
comfort in our sufferings, our role now is to serve and comfort others.
An extreme case
happened in the life of the prophet Ezekiel. One day, God told him that He was
going to take his wife home. And he was not to weep over it (Ezekiel 24:15-16).
Some of us may be
called to live above our personal disappointments and sorrows. We will never be
able to understand this side of eternity why God, at times, deals such a cruel
blow to us – just as He did to Ezekiel – but we, nevertheless, soldier on and
serve Him. God’s presence and strength will enable us to minister.
“And though the Lord give you the bread of
adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself
anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear
a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the
right or when you turn to the left”’ (Isaiah 30:21-22). RELATED POST: Star or Scar http://limpohann.blogspot.com/2012/09/star-or-scar.html