Two years ago on this day* was one of the most memorable events that has happened to me. I thought it could only happen in towns and provinces featured always on news, and will never happen in us. It was really a catastrophic point of my life, and not only mine, but also of the thousand of people who lost their lives, their loved ones, homes, and livelihood. Continue reading
Forgiving More, Loving More
Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven. (vv.41-43)
(v.47) Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.
We could not boast anything in front of God, because we are all sinners. Though already believers, sin and temptations crouch at our very doorstep. But whenever we feel “righteous” and see someone who had done something unrighteous, we often think like that of the Pharisee in another parable. We sometimes think that we cannot do “certain sins”; that we aren’t capable of doing those. But that’s just making us more unrighteous. Continue reading
Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.
Let this be our prayer to what’s happening right now in Israel, and all the impending and inevitable events that are sure to come, as a mark of the end of the age.
Let’s hold on to God’s promise, and let’s persevere and be strengthened by His Spirit, that may we all go our way under His will, until the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings comes.
Blessed is he who waits,… But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.
God bless Israel!