Greetings to all, in the most matchless name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 61:2 “To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn.” Only through the power of the living Word of God can we calm those who are mourning and suffering. But, to comfort others, we first have to be spiritually strong and walk according to the Word of God. Our lives have to be a testimony to others. Only then, when we comfort and share the word of God, will the faith of all who hear it, be increased; for the Bible says in Romans 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
The Holy Bible says in John 1:11 “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.” Jesus Christ was given no proper place to be born in this world. He was born in a manger. For whom did Jesus come into this world? He came for His own. But what did His own do? They rejected and crucified Him. Today, we all believe that Jesus came for us and gave His life for you and me. Hence, we need to spread this ‘good news’ to everyone in whatever way we can. What is the worth of our lives if we do not have the love to serve God and share His good news? The Bible says in Romans 10:14 “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Jesus Christ has already prophesied of His second coming saying that He will come only after the Word of God spreads to every corner of this world. Mathew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Imagine if we have everything and yet God is not in our lives; our lives will be a big waste. If God’s protection is not around us the enemy will tear us into pieces. Hence it is very important to abide under the shadow of our mighty God so that we, our near and dear ones, and everything that belongs to us is protected. As the Bible says in John 15: 4-5 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
The Bible speaks about the congregation of the Laodiceans in Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” This congregation kept Jesus Christ outside their Church and they did not invite Him in, for they could not accept the truth and take His correction and counselling. They made God stand outside the church. Hence God is telling the Laodiceans’ congregation “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Ephesians 4:18 “Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;” God will never enter our lives forcibly as the thief does. So today, do not harden your hearts. Open your hearts and invite Him in, and He will come and abide with you. Song of Solomon 5:2 “I sleep, but my heart is awake; it is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying, “Open for me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one; For my head is covered with dew, My locks with the drops of the night.” God is knocking on our door even today; if we hear His knock and open the door, He is willing to come and dwell with us. He will make His dwelling place with us.
So dear brothers and sisters in Christ, as we approach the end of the year; pray to the Lord for a pure heart, and then open your hearts and receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour, before it is too late.
Your sister in Christ,
Pastor Saroja M
Praise the Lord. I work in a Government School, where there is a rule that on completion of three years, a teacher must undergo a medical check-up to obtain medical fitness. Post successful completion of the medical test, the approval file would be sent to the Head of the Department of Education. I requested Pastor Saroja to keep the same in prayer. By God’s grace the medical tests were done and everything came normal. I give all glory to Lord Jesus and I also thank Pastor Saroja for her fervent prayers.
*Sis. Esther Patel, Mira Road, Mumbai.
Praise the Lord. For the last few months, I was suffering from severe neck pain. I tried multiple massages and pain killers but the pain did not subside. I informed Pastor Saroja about this recurring pain and requested for prayers. The pain began to reduce and within a week it had vanished. I thank Lord Almighty for the healing and thank Pastor Saroja for her prayers.
*Sis. Joy Shalaka Salins, Mira Road, Mumbai.
Praise the Lord. I had a severe infection in my toe nails. I showed this to a doctor, who told me that a bacterial strain had infected my toe nails and it could spread all over my entire body. He suggested I undergo treatment for two months. The treatment began but there was no improvement. On top of that, I could continuously feel something moving around in my entire legs. I told this matter to Pastor Saroja and requested for prayers. Pastor kept this matter in her prayers and also advised me accordingly, which I followed. Within a month my legs were completely healed. I thank my dear Lord Jesus for this miracle and I sincerely thank Pastor Saroja for fervently praying for any problems or difficulties we face.
*Bro. Robert Francis, Goregaon, Mumbai.
Praise the Lord. I had a stomach upset after unknowingly consuming spoilt food, following which, I experienced severe vomiting and diarrhoea. By simply applying and drinking the blessed prayer oil, I felt much better, and within a day I was completely alright. All thanks to my dear Lord Jesus for healing me and thanks to dear Pastor Saroja for praying over the prayer oil.
*Sis. Evangela. Roberts, Vakola, Mumbai.
Praise the Lord. My name is Sumitra. I had pain and swelling in my leg for the past two years and was finding it difficult to stand and walk. I told one of my acquaintances about my condition. She gave me the Rose of Sharon prayer line number. I called up the number immediately and received the prayer. Lord Jesus healed me, and the very next day my swelling and pain subsided such that I could stand, walk and work too. Now I am totally healed. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for healing me. I also thank the ROS Ministry for praying for me. Thank You Jesus.
*Sis. Sumitra Anjire, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He had with him his box of cars & trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the sandbox. The lad dug around the rock, managing to dislodge it from the dirt. With no little bit of struggle, he pushed and nudged the rock across the sandbox by using his feet. He was a very small boy and the rock was very huge. When the boy got the rock to the edge of the sandbox, however, he found that he couldn’t roll it up and over the wall. Determined, the little boy shoved, and pushed but every time he thought he had made some progress, the rock tipped and then fell back into the sandbox. The little boy grunted, struggled, pushed and shoved. But his only reward was to have the rock roll back, smashing his chubby fingers. Finally, he burst into tears of frustration.
All this time the boy’s father watched from his living room window as the drama unfolded. At the moment the tears fell, a large shadow fell across the boy and the sandbox. It was the boy’s father. Gently but firmly he said, “Son, why didn’t you use all the available strength that you had? Defeated, the boy sobbed back, “But I did, Daddy, I did! I used all the strength that I had!” “No, son,” corrected the father kindly. “You didn’t use all the strength you had.” “You didn’t ask me.” With that the father reached down, picked up the rock, & removed it from the sandbox.
God is just waiting for us to call Him. He is our strength in our weaknesses. And He is just waiting for us to surrender everything. All your worries. All your cares. Every barriers that comes in your way, do not face it all alone, God is with you. You can ask Him to help. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
With a blink of an eye, the year is coming to an end and it’s hard to believe that we are only a month away from Christmas. This year has been a unique experience for each one of us where it has thought us many life lessons in different ways. It has made us realise the importance of life and relationships. It has taught us that there are so many unnecessary things in our life without which we can very comfortably live. So this Christmas, truly experience this special season and center it around family, joy, giving, and most importantly—JESUS.
“We’re ready for Christmas, not when we have all the gifts,
but when we are ready for Christ—when we’re ready to give all of ourselves to Christ.”
REFLECT on the many reasons you have to be thankful this Christmas. Spend time thanking God specifically for ways He has provided for you—spiritually, physically, financially, etc. Praise Him for His goodness, grace, and faithfulness in all seasons of life.
REMEMBER that our Savior was born specifically so that He would one day die for our sins. Thank Him for His willingness to enter this messy, broken, hopeless world. Rejoice in the Father’s love, reflecting on the reality that He sent His only Son to pay the price for sin—our sin. Remember what He went through on the cross to save us.
PRAY for those who do not know Jesus. Pray for the lost and hurting. Ask God to open your eyes to opportunities to share the gospel with those around you—with family, friends, and even strangers. Pray for those who are all alone this Christmas; pray they will encounter Jesus and find hope in the One who loves them and will never leave them.
WORSHIP is a way of life. Christmas is the perfect opportunity for worship. Worshiping God encompasses so much more than simply singing. This Christmas, seek to honor Him with the way you live. Testify what the Lord has done for you. Love the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul and humbly serve for the Kingdom of God and He will lift you up in time.
CELEBRATE Jesus, the One who holds all things together, who chose to enter the world in the humblest form—a small, helpless baby. Jesus’ birth is the greatest gift we will ever receive and that is definitely a reason to celebrate! Embrace the joy found in the birth of Immanuel—God with us!
Philippians 3:9 “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” We know of Apostle Paul’s story; how as Saul, he had pride on his tribe, religion, education, and authority. One day Jesus Christ met with him and captured his soul. Not because of his wealth and greatness, nor his tribe and religion; but because the Lord God loved his soul. And so, Saul was converted to the apostle Paul.
We must remember that material wealth accumulation takes us towards the destruction of our soul. God loves our soul, He has given His breath within each one of us. In different ways, all of us are unworthy of God’s love. Our wretched inner personality, thoughts, and works are all filthy rags before God. Yet God still loves us very much and has made us worthy to call HIM ‘Abba Father.’
Saul was an arrogant man, proud of his authority and position in society. He was constantly on the move, chasing and attacking God’s children. His qualities are such, as we read in Acts 9:1-2 “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest. And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.” Saul threatened God’s beloved children and slaughtered them. He wrote to the churches and synagogues on how he would capture both men and women and bring them bound to Jerusalem.
But one day, Saul met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus. Acts 9:6 “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.” The proud and valiant Saul trembled before God, and it was at that moment God captured Saul’s heart and soul and touched and changed his life.
God desires that we also tremble in His Holy presence. Acts 9:17-20 “And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.”
Saul had earlier hunted down God’s children and persecuted them. But when God captured Saul’s heart and soul, God used Saul for His glory alone. Saul was now converted to Apostle Paul and He began preaching God’s Word, and whomsoever he met, He testified of God’s mighty doing in his life. Imagine once upon a time, how Saul hunted to persecute God’s children, yet once he was converted to Paul, he now hunted for people to accept God as their Saviour. This change could only be brought upon by the love of our Almighty Father God. In our lives too, we may be worthy for nothing and we may have no goodness within us, yet we must remember that God loves us, for He has given His very breath within us.
The Apostle Paul then began preaching the Word of God. He preached that Jesus Christ is the son of God. Whatsoever quality we may have within us, if God loves us He will capture our soul, and start living within us. What must we do after that? After God captures our soul, we must thank God and praise Him at all times.
God did not come searching only for righteous people to make them His priests or prophets. No, rather God chose sinners who did not have any goodness or greatness within them. It is the soul that is within us that is precious in His sight. God never desires our money, wealth, or our bodies. Rather, even today God desires only our soul.
Acts 9:22-28 “But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him. But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.”
Apostle Paul started preaching the Word and shut the mouth of the Jews with his preaching at Damascus. He became a true testimony for the Lord. The people knew that the man Saul was not a nice man in the past, he was a murderer and persecutor of Christians till recently until he was converted to Apostle Paul.
Paul knew of the plans of the Jews to capture and kill him. His disciples took him out of this place overnight and Paul proceeded to Jerusalem, where he began preaching again. However, even in this place, the people did not trust him, rather they sought to persecute him.
Mark 8:36 “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Earlier, Saul had everything with him, power and authority, yet there was no guarantee of his soul being saved. It was the Lord God who chose to save his soul.
We may have everything in life; we may be very well educated, and have accumulated lots of wealth, but have we ever thought and spent time thinking about how we may save our souls? We have no time to spend at God’s feet. Jesus Christ gave His precious life for you and me, but do we have the time to meditate on His precious sacrifice for us. He did not come into this world because we are mighty and rich. He loved the people that He created on this earth, and because he loves our perishing souls, Lord Jesus came into this world and gave His life for you and me. Father God willingly sent His only son to this earth, so that our souls may be purchased by His precious blood and we may be saved.
Isaiah 53:12 “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” God values our souls. Our soul is invaluable in His sight, and God knew our souls could be purchased only by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Let us see how we can lose our invaluable soul. In the Holy Scriptures, there is a story of a man named Achan. God gave a certain command, but Achan did not keep it. God had commanded the Israelites not to take anything from Babylon, as it was a cursed land. Yet, Achan took things that were attractive in his eyes and hid them for himself, thereby losing his soul. Joshua 7:25 “And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.” Many of us, like Achan, even today lose our souls because of our disobedience. We covet the things of this world; for whatever is good in our sight that pleases us, we covet. God has come into this world to give us everything. We must know that whatever God gives us, it will be a blessing in our life. He always wants to bless us abundantly. He will not let us lack for anything.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve lived joyfully in Paradise. God had only kept one command for them to obey, He commanded them not to eat of the fruit of the ‘Tree of Knowledge’. But the devil came and spoke very cunningly and enticed them to do just the opposite of what God commanded them. They ate of the fruit of the forbidden tree and as a result, they died spiritually and lost their souls. Adam and Eve were just like you and me, but their disobedience brought about their downfall; after that, they became naked before God and were cast out of the Garden of Eden. Our story too is similar to Adam and Eve, we may live physically, yet spiritually we may be dead because of our sins. God does not desire that a single soul be lost. God thirsts & sorrows for our soul. To save our lost and sinful souls, to restore the sacred relationship of God and man, Father God sent His only Son into this world. Through His sacrifice on the Cross, Jesus saved our souls.
The Holy Scripture says “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.” When we seek God first, He will add all blessings into our lives. God will open the windows of heaven and pour down His choicest of blessings upon us. We will be blessed such that there will be no place to keep His blessings, as they will overflow in our lives. We should pursue to seek God every Saturday and Sunday or at every holy service we attend. We do not know when we will meet God. We know of Achan’s end, he was stoned to death and then burned in the fire.
Judas was Jesus’ disciple, He saw the mighty works and miracles of Jesus Christ during his life. Yet, for thirty silver coins, He betrayed Jesus into the hands of the enemies. In the end, we know how his own life was valueless, how it was destroyed and his soul perished.
God gives us too, a chance in this world to be witness to His great works. We have not only heard of His great works but have also seen His mighty works in our lives. We must always remember Lord Jesus’ works done on this earth.
Jesus Christ performed great miracles on this earth and we have read of them. He not only preached the Word of God through parables, but He also lived His life in accordance to every Word spoken by Him on this earth. Jesus Christ did not only preach on the boat or in every town He passed by. He also performed mighty works during His lifetime, thereby showing His grace and mercy to this world. His works will remain from generation to generation.
Judas had witnessed how Jesus fed the 5000 people with only two fish and five loaves. Yet, in spite of seeing Jesus’ great miracles, in the end, Judas forgot all this and betrayed Jesus for only thirty silver coins. The result? Judas lost his soul.
1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” In our lives, just believing in God is enough, and having discipleship with God is sufficient. We must have a heart of gratitude and thankfulness to God for everything He does in our life each day. This is sufficient reason for God to pour out more and more of His blessings into our lives.
Remember the story in the Holy Scriptures of the Zarephath widow (I Kings 17)? God sent the prophet Elijah and blessed her home. We also know the story of a widow of a prophet, who after her husband’s death was deep in debt and the debtors came to take away her two sons (II Kings 4).
God blessed both these widows separately, by sending His prophets to their homes. In both instances, their blessings were within their own homes. In the first instance, the blessing came through flour and oil, and in the second instance, the blessing came through oil.
God has kept His good works very much within each one of us. It will unfold in His time when His blessings have to overflow in our lives. In the second instance, the widow told Prophet Elisha that she had a little oil remaining in her house. Elisha realising this was sufficient to perform God’s miracle, asked her to pour the oil into as many vessels as possible. The oil flowed till the last available vessel and the family collected enough to pay off their debts and live the rest of their lives comfortably. God has kept His great blessings within us too, we need only recognize it. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word spoken by God. This should be our faith and our belief, for then we will be blessed.
Everything shall be added unto us when we desire to seek God’s kingdom first. 1 Timothy 4:8 “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” With our wisdom and strength, we can do nothing, for there is no blessing in what we do by ourselves. We will be blessed today and forever when we give our lives into Gods’ hand. If we keep murmuring and grumbling on God’s works, the devil is most happy. It is the devil’s plan and desire to see that we never give glory to God. During our troubled times specifically, we must praise and glorify our God, instead of finding fault and cursing Him. When we bless God at all times, whether good or bad, God will bless us, and the devil will flee from us.
Never desire to cut down the Cross that God has given in our lives, for if we do that, during the final hurdle we will lose the battle.
Several men had to carry their own Cross and walk a certain distance. One man was tired and weary, and he thought His Cross was too big and long. He decided to cut it to make it smaller so that it would not drag along the way on the potholes and stony roads. Finally, he had to cross a river. While all the other men crossed using their respective Cross as a bridge, the man who cut his Cross could not do so as he had in his own wisdom, shortened His Cross. Helpless, he could not reach the destination successfully.
Remember, whatsoever our Lord does for us, it is for our good. Whatever may be our trials and tribulations, it is but for a short time. We grow stronger in the Lord through these trials and tribulations, which enable us to emerge victoriously. At the end of it all, we must remember that God has kept His crown for us.
As we have seen in the transformation of Saul’s life to the life of Apostle Paul, he became a testimony for the living God. God’s works are truly beyond our understanding. Today’s troubles are but for a few days, and they will come to an end. We must become great testimonies for the Lord God in the final reckoning. We each must carry our own Cross gainfully to win the final victory. There are two facets to every individual; the one that the world sees, and the other that God sees. God does not look in us for what the world sees, viz. our education, wealth, beauty, etc. Rather, God sees our heart and righteousness. We can please only some people some time, not all people at all times. Hence, instead, let us do what God desires in our lives and please Him all the time. Let us submit and surrender ourselves into His hands.
Psalm 4:3 “But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.” God sees only our love for Him and separates us from others. Just as God separated day and night, He separates His children from the people of this world. God hears and answers when His righteous ones call out to Him. Hence we must strive to become God’s highly favoured and beloved ones. The Word says in Deuteronomy 4:40 “Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.”
We must be God’s blessed children and always be obedient to His voice if our children are to receive God’s blessings. God desires that we rejoice and be happy in Him at all times. God wanted Adam and Eve to remain blessed in the Garden of Eden. They were thrown out of the Garden only because they disobeyed His command.
Even today, God has not changed. God wishes that we receive His choicest blessings. He desires our children to receive His grace and blessings. He wants us only to live as His disciples, in obedience with Him. There is nothing else that God desires. He loves us and loves our souls, and He never wants us to perish. God does not desire our gold and silver. He does not covet our wealth. Instead, He seeks our hearts and our love for Him.
When we are unwell, we promptly visit the doctor. After a thorough examination, the doctor prescribes medicines and gives us a course to follow. We are very diligent in following the advice the doctor gives us, as it is for our good health and recovery. Likewise, God also gives us a prescription in life to follow, yet oft-times we are disobedient to Him. Hence many of us continue in our sickness and ill health, pain, and sorrow, due to our stubbornness in not obeying Him.
God lovingly says “My yoke is light, put your burdens on me, I will carry it for you.” However, we do not believe in His grace, mercy, and kindness. Hence, many a time we continue in our troubles and are oppressed from all sides.
As a doctor takes our Scan or X-ray and then prescribes medicines, God knows our body and soul inside out; our X-ray and Scan reports are already with Him. God gives each one of us a prescription so we may live our lives according to our inner needs, our respective sorrow, and our pain. When we walk by God’s command, no one will have to teach us anything. Instead, we will become teachers to others!
It is only the love of God that makes us achieve these things in life. When we become His disciples, He will teach us what to do. God did not tell us to run here and there to learn His commandments. Instead, God has promised us that His Spirit will teach us. We only have to believe and follow Him.
Deuteronomy 4:40 “Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.”
Deuteronomy 8:11 “Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:”
Without a doctor’s prescription, medical stores cannot sell us certain drugs, lest we take wrong doses and harm ourselves. In the above verse, God warns us to ‘beware’ and be careful. The prescription God gives us is to follow His statutes and commandments and never forget them. Other than this, we need to do nothing.
We should never be idolaters but worship only the living God. There is no fruitfulness in our lives when we do wrong things. In Psalm 1 we read how we must not mingle with idolaters and ungodly people. We must ‘beware’ of such people. Our souls will be saved for the Lord if we follow these instructions, but we will lose our souls if we disobey God. Remember, God loves your soul. He has given His precious life on the Cross for us, so that our souls may be redeemed and saved by His precious blood.
Let our lives be beautiful and blessed in Christ and may this message bring blessings in every life who reads this message.
Praise the Lord!
Pastor Saroja M.
We listen to so many Christmas songs during this season at home, in shops or on the radio and am sure quite a few think “I wish I could write and sing my very own personal CHRISTMAS SONG”…. Voila! here’s your perfect chance!
Irrespective of your age, we, urge you to go ahead and write your very own personal and original CHRISTMAS song or jingle!
The song can be in Hindi or English – but just keep in mind that it has to be relevant to the season.
Do pen down your Christmas spirit and send your lyrics across to us by 20 November, 2020 so that the winning entry can be published in our December edition.
So, go ahead and let the CHRISTMAS vibe flow into your words and let’s all hear what our Lord and Saviour’s birth means to you!
Praise the Lord! Greetings to all my readers with hope and prayers that all of you are safe and healthy!
Though the unlock phase has began in Mumbai, the danger around Covid 19 is still not completely gone. Hence, we request each one of you to continue to take necessary precautions to keep yourself and your family members safe and healthy.
Everyday, I receive so many calls and hear about the troubles faced by various people in different walks of life. Families where specially there are elders with health conditions. People are literally so desperate to keep their elders in an alternate and safe place other than the comfort of their homes as it is very difficult to take care of them. At that time, I really thank my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that He alone has kept all our residents in good health throughout this period. Praise the Lord for His mercies and love, which are new everyday!
Our Good God has been our Jehovah Jireh and fulfilled all our requirements in abundance for our Home throughout this lockdown period!
Kindly continue to keep all our residents in your daily prayers.
Your sister in Christ,
Pastor Saroja M
Praise the Lord! As we celebrated the festival of harvest last month, our Sunday School children were taught the importance and meaning of Harvest; wherein we ought to not just be thankful, but also grateful for all that we have received in our lives this year.
Never despair of the ups and downs we go through, especially this year wherein we are going through this pandemic. The kids in the general class were taught to be thankful through every situation in their lives and explained as to how blessed we are to be covered under our Lord’s saving grace.
As we look forward to conducting the Sunday School exams next month, the kids are gearing up for the same. This month, senior kids are studying the lives of various Judges. Each time the children of Israel sinned and fell in trouble, they cried out to the Lord God. Our Lord then sent Judges to set them free and show them the right direction.
Junior kids learned about Peter, a disciple of God, and how he struggled all night with his strength to catch fish. However, when he was obedient to the Lord’s word, he was blessed and had no space in his boat for the overflowing blessing of fish that he caught.
As our kids prepare for this year’s exams, we pray that the lesson they learned this year will help them to grow and blossom in God’s fear as they grow.