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You Are the Light of the World

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Mt 5:14)

As the light of the world, Jesus brings light to mankind. We are children of light. We ought to let Jesus’ light shine through us. As a lamp gives light to everyone around it, we are to manifest God’s truth and goodness to the people around us. Being sanctified by God’s words, living a clean life, bearing the fruit of the Spirit, and having good deeds that show love for people are ways to reflect God’s goodness.

The ultimate purpose of religious belief is to allow people to experience the presence of God and to walk with Him in the light. We should let our light shine because one day, our light may lead someone out of the darkness. Thus, let us not only shine the blessed gospel light but also brighten the corner wherever we are.

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I Know God Cares for Me!

In August 2004, six months into my first pregnancy, I attended a routine antenatal checkup with my husband. The midwife was moving the Doppler around my abdomen unable to locate the baby’s heartbeat. She told me that it wasn’t working so she needed to go and find another one. At that moment, I instinctively knew something was wrong.  She returned later and told us to go to the hospital as they had better equipment. On the way to the hospital, I called my mum and began to cry uncontrollably because I knew that the Doppler was not faulty.

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Blessed Are the Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Mt 5:7)

The Song of the Servant in Isaiah 42:1-4 was quoted in Matthew 12:18-21 with reference to Jesus Christ, the Chosen One. Verse 3 depicts that Jesus Christ is compassionate and merciful.

” A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.”
(Isa 42:3 NIV)

“A bruised reed” describes a person who almost breaks down, feeling broken and bruised. “A smoldering wick” describes a person who is hopeless and burned out spiritually.

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He Comforts Us

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2Co 1:3-4)

Paul calls God “the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.” God cares about us and helps us in our weakness and suffering. We may suffer for our faith or for the ministry. The source of suffering could be persecution, ideological disputes, differing ideas between members, natural and man-made disasters such as wars, famines, and a pandemic. But our Lord is an almighty, merciful, and loving God. He will help us. He will enable us to endure through our affliction when we rely on Him. The Holy Spirit is our comforter. The Bible says that “now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Rom 5:5). When we receive comfort from God, we are to pass on the comfort we have received to others who are in suffering.

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How Deep Is Our Love?

As the children of God, apart from abiding in God’s commandments, to show love to one another is part and parcel of our lives. To love mankind is to love God as God is love.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8)

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