FROM THE DESK OF VEN JAYANTH JEYAVEERASINGAN
My dear people of God,
I trust this finds all of you in the best of health. My meditation
for the month of October is to creatively and positively look at
life. Quotation taken from Mathew 6:25-34 and in particular
verse 28: 'Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow nor reap
or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds
them . . . . See how the lilies of the field grow, they do not
labour or spin . . .'
Christ helps us to bear the unbearable, do the undoable and pass the breaking point without breaking down.
When we talk of creative and positive principles of life, because
we are made in the image and likeness of God/Christ, we should
not worry. God in Christ paid the price on the cross to look after
us. God in Christ, who was crucified, appeared to Mary of
Magdella early in the morning as a symbol that He cares for us.
God in Christ appeared to His disciples on the way to Emmaus in
the dusk as He cares for us. So why worry?
When you take the whole world today, door to door, house to
house, we see that we worry very much about the problems that
have not come our way. Let us cross the bridge when we come
to the bridge.
Negative living is useless because it is detrimental to our lives.
Negative living makes us blind to the grace of God. Negative
living makes us live our lives in an un-Christian manner.
We, as human beings, cry. We, as human beings, get depressed.
But the God of grace, whose hands were nail-pierced, stretches
out His hands to a universal world to heal all people by His
common calling. The poet Omar Khayam said the following:-
'The moving finger writes and having written,
Moves on; Nor all thy power, piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.'
When you move in this whole episode of positive living, you have
to look at the bounty of God in history, science, and geography,
where, when you look at these things, you see the bounty of
'My soul is cast down within me, therefore I remember thee
from the land of Jordan and the heights of Herman’ (Psalm
42:6). And there is a verse in Psalm 46:1—'God is our refuge and
strength, a very pleasant help in trouble'.
Finally, Christ helps us to bear the unbearable, do the undoable and pass the breaking point without breaking down.
May God bless us in all our future endeavours as we prepare for
the Harvest Festival 2019.