In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos'
(matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos'
which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain
theme over a period of time, say a fortnight, have richly edified me. In fact, both
styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying
spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground'
a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the
deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.
In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the
styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different
facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style
than the 'Varying topics' one.
Having dwelt on the topic of Christian journey and the “Conquest of Canaan”
in the previous months, now in the month of March, considering that
we are in the season of Lent, I intend to focus on the subject- “Lent season”.
Once again, let me wish you a happy and an edifying read…
March 31st 2009
The bright and rosy future
Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse.
But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s
children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been
groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
- Romans 8:20-22
As we conclude our meditations on Lenten Season today,
let it be stated here that God used Jesus’ life to show how
He has reserved the “the best for the last”
(John 2:10) for all of His children,
who are co-heirs along with Christ of God’s riches (material and spiritual –
“Alls well that ends well” is a cliché that would sit perfectly on Jesus’
life marked by glorious resurrection, culminating in ethereal ascension after
too-horrific-to- describe experience on the Cross. So after experiencing all the trials,
tribulations and temptations of life in this fallen world, can the climax, be any different
or any less glorious for His followers? NO WAY!
If He saved us from the penalty of PENALTY of Sin by His sacrificial death,
on the Cross
He is saving us from the POWER of sin daily,
by the abiding presence of His Spirit in our lives
and in the
soon- to- come future Jesus will deliver us from the very PRESENCE of sin
I John 3:2). OH, WHAT A GLORIOUS FUTURE, AWAITS HIS CHILDREN!
Father, we praise and thank thee for revealing to us in your
Holy Scriptures about the glorious future, that awaits your children.
We can hardly wait to lay our hands on all that you have kept ready for us
in Holy eternity. We praise thee once again in Jesus’ name. Amen.