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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Better than Tom, Ben & Ann?

It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 2 Peter 2 : 21

Good morning, friends.

Who are Tom, Ben and Ann? Well, they are my new friends. :)

I bought an iPod Touch recently. I always like to play the Hearts game on it. You know why? Because most of the time I win the game. These three are my computer players who don’t have artificial intelligence. I believe you know the rules of Hearts. When we see someone playing the cards that could make us lose the round, we will make sure that we don’t play the cards with high numbers or face cards. But you know what they all do? They will play the cards as defaulted. They can never think that playing the card will make them lose. So they keep on playing the cards from the same losing family again and again making me a winner all the time. I wonder if I would ever win if they have artificial intelligence and could make wise decisions before they play.

We know that God created us very special. He made us in His own image. Many times we wonder why God gave us free will and enabled us to make our own foolish decisions. Creations blaming God is not something that we learned recently. When we read/hear about Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit, the very popular question that arises is, “Why did God place the tree in front of their eyes?” or “Why didn’t God stop Eve from eating at it?” and “If God had stopped Eve from eating the fruit, sin would not have entered the world.”

When we realize that we are in a big mess we blame God for giving mankind the free will. Now I understand why God has given us the free will. If he hasn’t, then you & I will be like Tom, Ann and Ben. Now the question is, are we better than Tom, Ben & Ann?  At least they obey their creators (the gaming programmers). But many times we tend to go away from the default good will of our Creator, breaking fellowship with Him, committing sins, blaming others & Him, hating people, having wrong desires, taking things for granted and doing whatever is not good & ungodly. God didn’t want us to be robots. He wanted us to have freedom. We should not take it for granted. In everything that He gives, we will have to honor Him by utilizing them wisely. After knowing righteousness, don’t turn back, for it is better for a person to not have known the righteousness than for him to reject the righteousness he has known.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

You are special!

For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139 : 13, 14

Good morning, friends!

Here is something which reminded me how special we are in the sight of God.

Recently I prepared ‘Sambar rice’. I thought of using some vegetables in it. I opened the fridge to select the vegetables and you know what I picked up? The brinjals (egg plants) and the tomatoes which would spoil in a few days and left all the fresh ones for future use. I also prepared a lot to save it for another day. This is called cooking for the namesake and try avoid preparing something for the next day. If I were God, I guess I would have written some codes to create a bunch of human beings on a single day and have taken rest all the other days. :)

When I think of how God created us, it amazes me. In my prayer cell, I heard one speaking about how God created us. He didn’t use any reusable tool. He didn’t create all of us alike like how we programmers try creating a generic module first and then inherit it to the specific modules. He created us all unique. He took much care that He created us in His own image. He didn’t use anything that is lesser than perfect. He didn’t feel bored to spend innumerable time on each one of us. When He created us, He felt it was good.

Yes, we are very special to Him. Each one of us is unique with inbuilt skills and talents. When the birds, seas and everything praise Him for who He is, we are supposed to praise Him more for we are created like Him! We are the special among all the creations. You may have some issues that bother you for a long time, but remember how special you are! God will take care of your needs in a special way! So cast your cares on Him and start praising Him!

Some prayer requests:
Recently I am hearing from many that the children are not doing well. Please hold all the new born babies and the kids in your prayers. Please pray that the Lord should be with them all and they would be raised healthy.