Saturday, 15 January 2011

Sunday Blessings - Father and Son

This rickshaw man took his little son along for a ride while transporting me to the market.

I asked the little guy to smile but he wouldn 't - camera conscious he was.
I do hope he goes to school and his future will be brighter than his poor illiterate father
Seeing he was wearing a watch made me glad.A man like him can buy a cheap watch for about 4 or 5 day 's income.
I read the following story in a little booklet I bought recently. It teaches a beautiful lesson
In ancient Salem lived two bothers, one with many children and the other single and alone.
During harvest time they gathered wheat and put it into two piles.
One night the single brother thought,"My brother has a large family and needs more wheat than I do., I will put some of my sheaves on his pile.
One hour later the married brother woke up and thought,"My single brother lives alone and doesn 't have anyone to help him till the land.Something must be done..." and taking some of the sheaves from his store he carried them to his brother 's pile and left them there.
Next morning they were both surprised to see that both the piles were still the same.
It has warmed up since the past 2 days and now the weather is very pleasant temp is in the 70s during the day.
My church is launching on a new enterprise to help us generate funds for the upkeep and maintenance of our 200 year old property. We are a small independent flock. The ground work has been done. There are some enemies of the church who can try to foil our attempt and create mischief and trouble for us.
The devil wants us to be frightened and not take any step towards development. But we are moving forward...walking by faith and not by sight. I am reading the story of Jacob and it is encouraging to see how God was with him all the time. How Jacob prospered and was blessed.
I ask for that same favor upon our Church and campus. Pray along with us for guidance, wisdom and protection.

9 Fertilize my soul:

Buttercup said...

Always happy to see you visit Buttercup's. Asking prayers and adding my own for your church. Take good care!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying these last days...God will give us more grace and strength for such times....
He will make a way so the church can go forward...the little boy is so precious....

Zim said...

Very nice story. This should be an example of love for our neibourghs. Boy on the photo is so cute and he looks very wisely. I will pray for Your church. If God is with us, what can do man?

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Amrita,

Very interesting story about the rickshawpuller and his little son.Parents make great sacrifices for their children.Even three or four days work for the rickshaw puller is a lot of money.

That story about brothers is equally interesting.These two are loving brothers but very rare in this world.

I will certainly pray for your Church.God will protect all of you.I am aware you are surrounded by enemies of faith but God is always there to take all of you safely like he guided Moses with his flock through the sea.

You look very stylish in your profile photo.

Best wishes,

Felisol said...

The rickshaw driver's son sure had something special about him. I put up a prayer for him and his future just now.
I have seen him, and that makes me kind of responsible too.

I also have payed for your church, for strength, safety and
spiritual blessings.

It's a good place for prayer, here alone in front of the computer.
Have a blessed Lord's Day.
From Felisol said...

What a lovely story about the brothers - if only we could all learn to be so charitable the world would be a much better place.
I hope the brighter weather warms you up and helps with your arthritis Amrita.
Kindest wishes

sarah said...

your post touches me

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I would have love to help your church financially but I am also short with my finances. I will just pray that kindhearted people will heed your request and help your church financially. God works in mysterious ways and He will surely touch the hearts of those who can extend generous help to your church. "My God will provide for all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19). Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Amrita said...

I really value your prayers friends.

Thank you for your kind suportive words.

Dear Mel our heavenly Father provides for our needs thank you so much for thinking about us.