Tuesday, 21 December 2010

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Last night a group of young men from Evangelical Union came to sing carols for us. EU is a sister organization of Inter Varsity Fellowship. Our family has been a part of it since more than 30 years.

On November 30th the EU had a Christmas Programme which was attended by 103 students. 28 were from non-Christians faiths The students were able to make 50 contacts which will be followed up in Bible Study cell groups.

Look at Sheeba sitting right in the middle of everything. The boys were riding motorcycles, You can see their helmets placed on the coffee table. They are students from different parts of India all studying in the Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture and Technical Sciences (SHAITS) Its a prestigious university and has international students too.

Last Sunday the university took out a Christmas street procession. It had about 12 floats all displaying various Nativity scenes. It passed near my house but I did not know about it otherwise I would have gone and witnessed it and taken photos too.
I want to introduce you to Paulson 's blog. He is a professor at the Engineering College.
His wife Shirley is a medical doctor. Their 2 sons and a daughter are school going. The Paulsons are very devoted to the spread of the Gospel. They are members and mentors of EU and host a weekly Bible study for Engineering students in their home. You can visit Paul HERE
Mama and Sheeba - captive audience.
As the celebration and decoration of Christmas is picking up momentum all over the world the following quote by Martin Luther made stop and reflect.
Of Christmas Eve Martin Luther wrote once," There are some of us who think to ourselves,"If I had only been there!How quick I would be to help the Baby. I would have washed His linen . How happy I would have been to go with the Shepherds to see the Lord lying in the manger? Yes we would say that.And we say it because we know now how great Christ is But had we been there at that time I don' t think we would have done any better than the people of Bethlehem."
Martin Luther has a good point. And I am afraid he' s got my number.
(adapted from Joni' s More Precious Than Silver)

12 Fertilize my soul:

Nadwra┼╝liwiec said...

Thank You Amrita for conforming comment - answer in last post.
I see You had to had nice visitors :)
All dogs of the world have one this same thing - they want to be in the middle of attention.

Sandy said...

How very nice for you! I
wish you and your mother
Christmas blessings and a
new year filled with His
amazing peace.

Amrita said...

Dear Zim, you have a heart for jesus that is clearly reflected in your writing. And I am sure your face relects His brightnes.
Yes Sheeba is a great attention grabber, she nudges me with her paw if I don 't listen to her.

Thank you Sandy God bless you and your family at Christmastime and throughout 2011

Anonymous said...

Sheeba knows good music when she hears it :-)

Amrita, I hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas :-)

God Bless You, ~Ron

Amrita said...

Hi Ron, thank you for coming by. Hapy Christmas to you an d Mrs Geezer

Julie said...

That would have been so nice to have live music come to you. We never get carolers anymore. Love your tree.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the kind comment on my last post....hope you and your dear sweet mother much happiness, peace and prosperity in the new year....I am so glad to have met you through the internet and pray for you both often....

Covnitkepr1 said...

Here's wishing you and yours the merriest of the Christmas season.

Trish said...

What a blessing to have these young men come caroling. Merry Christmas to you and yours Amrita!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

It's great that those students serenaded you with Christmas carols at your home while your mama and Sheba were listening. May these young carolers open more doors for the Gospel of the Lord. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. May the Lord grant you all of the secret desires of your heart. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

JI said...

Nice to see the festivities. This is of course the pleasant side of Christmas in India. I know it can also be a dangerous time for Christians in various parts of the country. Hindu fundamentalists hate Christmas and like to cause trouble. Do you get any trouble Amrita?

I would like to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and new year.

Best wishes,

Amrita said...

Dear JI, we 've had trouble many times, in 1998 my fathe r w s in Chennai for a by pas hear t surgery when criminals entered our church campus and trie d to grab hold of it. I was here to fight against the evil forces at work , with the help of others i wa sable to get them arrested and sent to jail.

We' ve had many attempts.