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What is life? – 1

Life is a dash!

A family gathers at the grave of their loved departed.
The epitaph reads “Gone too soon!”
On the tombstone is engraved two dates with a dash in between
1941-2013 In between when he was born and died lies a dash!
Life is that dash!
All the twists, turns, highs and lows, aptly captured as a dash!
Where are you coming from, and where are you dashing to?
In your dash, who have you touched, and who has touched you?

What is life? – 2

Life is a Puzzle!

The 50 year old frustrated university professor, got the decision to become a lecturer from an 18yr old boy.
The 60 year old successful lawyer took counsel from a 17 year old to become!
The meritorious 65 year old nurse got guidance from a 14 year old.
Seems a puzzle doesn’t it? That little people run the world.
Well, the decision to become, was made when they were boys and girls.
They took counsel from themselves, when they couldn’t even have known.
Life is a puzzle, unclear from the start, unravels as your progress!
How are you decoding the big questions of life?
Are you bold enough to ask for help? Or would you rather keep fiddling?

What is life? – 3

Life is a vapour

The liquid is hot and boiling
The liquid is turning to vapor and leaving
The kettle whistles, the pot cover shakes, engines combust, cars move.
You hear it’s noise and feel it’s heat, but neither see nor hold
You can however by it’s effects trace it’s paths
The pressures of daily living give life it’s expressions
The vapor transcends it’s container!
Life – one moment here, another moment gone!
You can’t tie the day with a rope to hold it down!
I will do it later, can be as close as 1 min, or as far as 50 years.
What effect is your life having? What is your vapor moving?
Our best messages are acted, not preached!

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What is life? – 1

Life is a dash!

A family gathers at the grave of their loved departed.
The epitaph reads “Gone too soon!”
On the tombstone is engraved two dates with a dash in between
1941-2013 In between when he was born and died lies a dash!
Life is that dash!
All the twists, turns, highs and lows, aptly captured as a dash!
Where are you coming from, and where are you dashing to?
In your dash, who have you touched, and who has touched you?

What is life? – 2

Life is a Puzzle!

The 50 year old frustrated university professor, got the decision to become a lecturer from an 18yr old boy.
The 60 year old successful lawyer took counsel from a 17 year old to become!
The meritorious 65 year old nurse got guidance from a 14 year old.
Seems a puzzle doesn’t it? That little people run the world.
Well, the decision to become, was made when they were boys and girls.
They took counsel from themselves, when they couldn’t even have known.
Life is a puzzle, unclear from the start, unravels as your progress!
How are you decoding the big questions of life?
Are you bold enough to ask for help? Or would you rather keep fiddling?

What is life? – 3

Life is a vapour

The liquid is hot and boiling
The liquid is turning to vapor and leaving
The kettle whistles, the pot cover shakes, engines combust, cars move.
You hear it’s noise and feel it’s heat, but neither see nor hold
You can however by it’s effects trace it’s paths
The pressures of daily living give life it’s expressions
The vapor transcends it’s container!
Life – one moment here, another moment gone!
You can’t tie the day with a rope to hold it down!
I will do it later, can be as close as 1 min, or as far as 50 years.
What effect is your life having? What is your vapor moving?
Our best messages are acted, not preached!

THE HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN!

On a sunny afternoon, she stood up from her study chair, and went straight to the window. As she looked through, the popular third mainland bridge caught her attention! She gazed at the various cars on both lanes, going in different directions on top speed! Then she paused as a thought flashed through her mind: “Not all that leaves home, gets back home; not all that sees the breaking of a day, stays to experience the night”. Weird thought you say, but it is the fact! Then she said: What if all man can be pre-informed about his/her ‘last minute’ on earth or given the privilege to know the ‘last hour’ before rapture; probably, many will be prepared and make things right! But she arrived at the conclusion that: “The Hour: Knoweth no man!”

Everyone set out for different missions at different times, on each day; but not everyone reach their destinations! We’ve heard stories like:
-The woman went out to make her hair in preparation for the week; but had an accident on her way back…
-The man said he was going to the supermarket, but slumped and died…
-The young man only complained of slight headache, and now he’s no more…
-The young lady just got back from church, slept, and that was the end…
But my question is: WERE THEY PREPARED FOR DEATH; probably NO! Whether we like it or not, either by death or rapture; ONE DAY, we’ll all leave this world! Irrespective of our position, wealth, fame, title; ONE thing is inevitable if Jesus tarry; and that is DEATH!

My dear brothers/sisters, do you have an idea of that ‘last hour’? Matthew 24:36: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only”. Beloved, won’t it be wise to yield your life totally to God, put on the robe of righteousness, and live each day with eternity in view? Scared of being called names; isn’t it better to be ridiculed here just for the sake of Christ and be celebrated in Heaven by Christ? Is anything too big to sacrifice for the great glory above? When a man crosses to the ‘other side’, he/she can NEVER return here to make whatever amendments; whoever is gone, is gone forever to receive either CONDEMNATION or COMMENDATION based on his/her work/actions here on earth! I put this question to us all: “Where will you spend eternity? When death comes knocking, what state will it find you? When rapture takes place, will you be prepared?” Remember, only the pure in heart shall see God(Matthew 5:8). Still playing with sin? Jesus is crying out to you now to COME; won’t you heed His call? Would you rather wait till the word ‘COME’ changes to ‘DEPART’ on that judgement day? Return to Jesus now, for tomorrow may be too late!

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REPENT or PERISH!!!

One of the hardest things for men and women to do is to repent of their sins. Repentance is a direct challenge to man’s will power. It demands that he humble himself before God, and give up everything that is contrary to his will. The holy demands of repentance have kept many of the highminded out of the kingdom of God. Repentance is a duty imposed upon all mankind. It is a plain command of God, and no man can refuse to repent without bearing the responsibility that must come upon him. When Jesus gave the world-wide commission, He said, “That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations . . . (Luke 24:47). Paul said that, “God now commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts 17:30). Can anyone read these scriptures and conclude that he can be saved without repentance? Surely not! Let us clear away some of the misunderstanding about repentance by learning what it is NOT. In the first place, repentance is not simply being afraid. Paul convicted Felix of his sins, Felix trembled with fear but he did not repent and turn (Acts 24:25). There are many people today who are afraid when they think of their sinfulness, but they, like Felix, refuse to repent, and die without hope. In the second place, repentance is not simply being sorry that one has sinned. The murderers of Jesus sorrowed on Pentecost at Peter’s preaching. They were pierced in their hearts by godly sorrow. Yet they were told to repent (Acts 2:38). Their sorrow was godly because it was produced by their faith in gospel preaching; but it was not repentance. In the third place, repentance is not simply and solely a reformation of life, A man may quit sin and yet not repent toward God. He may quit because that particular sin renders him unpopular in his business or among his associates. Thus, he may reform his life for selfish reasons, but such reformation is not repentance. Simply stated, repentance is a change of mind, or will, based upon godly sorrow (II Corinthians 7:10), and resulting in a manner of life directed by Christ (Acts 26:20). Our Lord gave us an example of repentance which we can all understand, He said, “A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard, He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went” (Matthew 21-28-29). This boy began to reflect on what he had done, and he realized that he had disobeyed his father, He became conscious of the fact that he sinned against his father, who was responsible for his very existence, and when he came to himself, he acknowledge that wrong, and then corrected it. He changed HIS MIND (repented) and did that which he said he would not do. Jesus said that was repentance. Christ said to the Pharisees that, “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here” (Matthew 12:41). Jesus here says that the men of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonas. The Bible says: “God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way (Jonah 3:10). The preaching of the prophet of God changed the mind of the Ninevites, and this change led them to turn from their evil way. This change of mind was repentance. The Lord has given men two motives as the means of bringing them to repentance. The first motive is fear. The Bible writers say, “We must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (II Corinthians 5:10-11). This statement, and all the warnings in the Bible are intended to move us to repent of our sins. The second motive God uses to bring about repentance is love. The Bible says, “. . . not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” (Romans 2:4). The goodness of God is revealed in the life and death of His only Son, Jesus Christ. As we study the life of our Lord, and see the beauty of holiness manifested through His earthly pilgrimage, then follow Him to Calvary and watch Him suffer there, dying for our sins, making it possible for poor sinners to be saved, and to become children of God, we ask why all this flow of love, why all this display of goodness? What wondrous love, 0 my soul! And the answer comes back in the Bible, “The goodness of God leadeth these to repentance.”

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