Monthly Archives: August 2008

How Insignificant are we!

God has created the entire Universe out of Nothing.  When we consider the whole Universe, our Galaxy, the Milky way is nothing but like a drop of water in the whole ocean, And when we consider our Galaxy the Milky Way, our own Earth is again like a drop of water in the whole ocean and when we consider the Earth, how much more insignificant are we? Billions of people have lived in the years past, died, killed, cried, laughed and yet have turned back to dust. Yet in our own eyes how significant we are! Aren’t we vain enough to think that our own lives, are something great? Don’t we demand from God what we want, and don’t we feel angry if we feel God is too harsh? Yet again, when we consider the heavens, the whole universe, the earth and then ourselves, we find and feel that we are less than nothing in front of God.

The Psalmist also must have thought along these lines when he said

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;  What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” Psalms 8.

Yet God is ready to consider us. He listens to our prayers, hears our concerns and cares. Yet we rebel against him as sinners , and still his love is there for us and he cares and chastens us. How much we should love our God for these great mercies.

I am forever thankful to God for having saved me out of my sins, and also for continually loving me in spite of my weaknesses. I am more than glad that he listens to my prayers and I know and trust that he will perfect me in my faith in the end!

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. ” Jude 1:24

Jesus, what a friend for sinners!

This is the title of a nice old hymn.. And sometimes when I feel I hardly have a true friend in the world, this song reminds me again and again of how sweet a friend Jesus is. Though I am a sinner and always keep falling and sometimes sinning, yet he is there with me all the time, meeting my smallest needs. He is indeed a true friend. In fact he is the only true friend of sinners!

“He was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”—Isaiah 53:12.

When we were far away from God Jesus came to us, became one of us, took our sins and brought us with his precious blood and redeemed us. Now just as we can call Jesus, the friend of sinners, we can also call ourselves the friends of God because Jesus was ready to be known as the friend of sinners. And its amazing how true  a friend he is.. I pray that the Lord always keep me trusting and loving him and never ever to betray him even unknowingly!!

Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.

Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my victory wins.

Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.

Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night overtakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.