Sunday, 21 September 2008

Sunday Blessings- There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

Had a good service, one of the students from the Bible Seminary preached.
Got a donation of Rs 500 ($10) for the PA system.

Mama had some tummy trouble after having fruit juice yesterday. We spoke to the doctor on the telephone.He advised further investigation.

I must be honest here. My mother 's physical problems have started to invoke spasms of depression and despair in me. It has not happened in these past 4 years since my Dad passed away.
When Mama feels ill a very dark cloud envelopes me
My head and heart start to feel heavy and an elephant jumps on my chest.

I echo the thoughts of Elijah in Beer-sheba

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life, going to Beer-sheba of Judah. He left his servant there
and went a day's journey into the desert, until he came to a broom tree and sat beneath it. He prayed for death: "This is enough, O LORD! Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers."


But like like Elijah in the shade of the broom tree God sends me bread and water in the form of Scripture verses and physical healing.

He lay down and fell asleep under the broom tree, but then an angel touched him and ordered him to get up and eat.
He looked and there at his head was a hearth cake and a jug of water. After he ate and drank, he lay down again,
but the angel of the LORD came back a second time, touched him, and ordered, "Get up and eat, else the journey will be too long for you!"
He got up, ate and drank; then strengthened by that food, he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb. (1Kings;19)

And I am revived and ready to step out on the next leg of my journey with God. I have my Mount Horeb where God speaks to me not in the whirlwind and earthquake or fire but in the sound of a gentle blowing and the light at the end of the tunnel begins to gleam brightly.
My grace is enough for you

for my Power is displayed in your weakness

( refer to 2 Cor 12;9)

Mama is better today and was able to eat without any trouble..

Throughout this week churches were attacked and destroyed in South India. The state Home Minister brushed it away as minor incidents.
Would he have reacted the same way if it were a temple or a mosque?

7 Fertilize my soul:

Terry said...

Dear Amrita..I glad that she is feeling better..Love Terry

Louise said...

May God give times of refreshing and peace to you my friend. I too know the feelings you describe ... it happens when things seem out of my control ... then I am reminded that most everything IS out of my control ... But! I know the One who is in control of it all and I know that I can pray and trust Him and He will see me through.

May God bless you and all you do dear one. Take heart, it's not as bad as it seems just now, and it won't last forever!

I am learning that the best thing we can do when faced with a storm is to stand and praise the Lord because ultimately, the storms are in His hand and He will help us through them.

Much love to you.

Paul Nixon said...

Amrita, your final comments are very apt. I think we would have seen far more hue and cry from politicians and the populace had temples or mosques been violated.

Janet Jeyapaul said...

Dear Amrita,
I am glad mother is feeling much better. God will not allow us trials more than we can endure - I am learning that myself. I feel blessed reading your blogs.I am thinking of returning to the blogging world after a year. Love Janet

Julia Dutta said...

Dear Amrita,
I know exactly how you feel when your mum is ill. It really is a sinking feeling. I remember when I was with my surrogate mother , my mashi ....everytime she was ill, I cried like a child....get well soon I would say. I have nobody encept you in this world!

I do hope, she overcomes her weak health of late. Also the weather is not favourable to any recovery you see, especially if one is over 60 years.

God bless, both of you...

Dick said...

Oh, I'm glad your mother feels better today.
Sometimes it's difficult to see the end of the tunnel.

Amrita said...

Thank you desr friends for your comments.

Mother is much better today.I am rejoicing in that.

You are right Chailley since Christians are meek and turn-the -other-cheek kind of people the Bajrangis and VHP have fun stepping on their faces.

Hi Janet so good to read your comment.I feel for you having such a stressful job and looking after Dolly. It will be good if you start blogging again.