Friday, 20 April 2012

Aung san Suu Kyi and Jesus Christ

                            Its all about the Sacrifice

People of Myanmar celebrated the victory in the bi-poll elections. The only reason behind their happiness is one great lady, Aung san Suu Kyi.

There are many things to speak about her. But, one thing touched my heart.  That is her last Love Letter to the husband.

After the few years of her Love marriage with Michel Aris, Suu Kyi returned to Burma from UK to lead the pro-democracy movement. It was year 1997, Michel was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he was critical. The Burmese government would not grant a visa to Michel to come and visit Suu kyi.  Aung San Suu Kyi to leave the country to visit him. She was at that time temporarily free from house arrest but was unwilling to depart, fearing that she would be refused re-entry once if she left Myanmar.

Now she has to make a decision, whether to go to her husband, whom she loved much, or to stay in Myanmar and to fight for the people!!

Next day, she wore a dress and a rose in her hair, which Michel likes very much and sent a video message to Michel with the following lines.

“My dear, you have shown me a Love sufficient for many ages. Now I am sharing the same Love to the people. I want to come, but I can’t come to you now. Bye Michel bye forever...”

Michel received her video two days before his death. He died on his 53rd birthday on 27 March 1999. Since 1989, when his wife was first placed under house arrest, he had seen her only five times, the last of which was for Christmas in 1995.

I would say that Myanmar people celebrating her sacrifice. Her sacrificial choice brought hope to those people.

Now I can’t resist myself without speaking about the JESUS CHRIST and his sacrifice. It happened 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ, being the only way for the salvation from the sin.

He had a choice too whether to die for people bearing all the sufferings and hell or to live a risk-free life. He chooses to sacrifice his life, pleasures, and all godly privileges and choose to die. The only one man who born to die

He said in John 10:18; No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again.

Now all those who saved through the faith in Jesus Christ were so happy and hopeful of their lives before and after death.

Why can’t you also be a part of such a group!!


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

DAVID:the man after GOD’s Own Heart!

GOD called David as the man after His own heart [1]. When we observe the life of David, he was not a perfect man. He did many mistakes in his life. He was unfaithful to his wives, failed to bring up his children in the right way, etc.

  However, what made GOD to call him as the man after His own heart??

   I am sure that even though David did mistakes, there must be something in Him, which matches the heart of GOD. His heart might be desired what GOD's heart desires. Let me try to explore few facts in this direction.

Following is the qualities of David, which pleased GOD.

He was not a Hypocrite: GOD hates hypocrites [2]

What GOD really expects from a sinner or a person who did terrible mistakes? David even though a sinner, his reaction after committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband killed to cover up the sin is agreed to GODs eyes. He confessed his sin with a contrite heart [3].

David was jealous about GOD:

When Goliath abused the GOD of Israelites, David was the only person who came forward by the name of GOD. He trusted GOD and the words of David in this chapter clearly shows how jealous he about GOD. Furthermore, he manifested the same by giving a wise answer to Michal at the time of her abuse [4].

 He was Humble:  GOD commanded to be humble [5]

David was humbled himself before GOD, and GOD appointed king, Saul. David saw himself as a dead DOG, a locust, a lonely sparrow, a snared bird [6] even though he was a great king, appointed by GOD. GOD loved his humility.

He depended on GOD: GOD wants to be our LORD [7]

Even though David is capable of making decisions taking action, he depended on GOD every time. [8]. Book of Psalms 23 is one of the Great poems, which reveals how he depended on GOD. In many bitter times David leaned on GOD's promises.

He worshiped GOD always: GOD is looking for the people who worship Him [9]

David was the lover of GOD, and always he praises him with his instrument, songs and dance [10]. Being a king of Israelite s and the abused by Michal, he never stopped him to worship GOD in the midst by his dance.  David worshiped GOD with all of his power, which is acceptable to GOD [11]. That’s why he could boldly say that “seven times a day I praise you” [12].

David Loved the word of GOD: Jesus do [13]

If we read Psalms 119, we can clearly understand how much David loved the word of GOD. He acknowledges the importance and value of the scriptures. [14]

David Loved to Pray: Jesus do [15]

In many situations, David prayed. His kingship never stopped him to pray. In the tough times and in troubles also in decision making David prayed to GOD [16]

                   In addition to the above features, I would like to mention that David respected Gods appointed king even though it was dangerous to his life. He never took a chance to kill King Saul [17].  He was faithful in his work right from the beginning of his stewardship [18]. moreover, Psalms 17:3 says that “Though you probe my heart and examine me at night,   though you test me, you will find nothing.  David did not hide anything from GOD.

            Finally, it was said about David that he was the one who will do the will of GOD [19]. Based on these points, I conclude that all the above qualities of David, which are very much pleasurable to GOD made to call him the man after His own heart.


References:

[1] Acts 13:22, 1 Sam 13:13-14.                                                                                         [12] Ps 119:164
[2] Mathew 23:28                                                                                                                [13] Mt 4:4, 7, 10
[3] 2 Sam 12:13                                                                                                                   [14] Ps 119:97, 148, 11
[4] 1 Sam 17:16, 36, 46 and 2 Sam 6:21                                                                             [15] Mt 26:36-44
[5] Mathew 11:29, 5:3                                                                                              [16] Ps 116:1-2, Ps 145:18, 2 Samuel 7:18, 12:17, 15:31
[6] 1 Sam 24:14, 2 sam9:8; 16:9, Ps 109:23, Ps 84:3, Ps 124:7                                          [17] 1 Sam 24:8, 26:11 2 Sam 1: 14-16
[7] Acts 2:36                                                                                                                       [18] 1 Sam 17:14, 20, 34-35
[8] 1 Sam 17:47, 23:11, 30:8, 2 Sam 2:1                                                                             [19] Acts 13:22
[9] John 4:21-24
[10] Ps 145:1, Ps 63
[11] Lk 10:27, Deut 6:5