Monday, February 27, 2012



Lord, may I never forget that You love me even when I am unlovable, even when  I cannot love myself anymore. You love me not only when I am good, for You love me at all times - ALWAYS.


Count at least 3 blessings that God have bless you with.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

People came to Jesus from every quarter

Scripture: Mark 1:40-45

40 And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean." 
41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I will; be clean." 
42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 
43 And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once,
44 and said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people.
45 But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.


 Is there anything that holds you back from approaching the Lord Jesus with expectant faith and confidence – perhaps fear, pride, doubt, and the risk of losing your reputation or your friends? No one who sought Jesus out was refused his help. Even the untouchables and the outcasts of Jewish society found help in Jesus. Unlike the people of Jesus' time who fled at the sight of a leper, Jesus touched the leper who came to him and asked to be made clean. Why was this so remarkable? Lepers were treated as outcasts of society. Their physical condition was terrible as they slowly lost the use of their limbs and withered away with open sores over their entire bodies. They were not only shunned but regarded as “already dead” even by their relatives. The Jewish law forbade anyone from touching or approaching a leper, lest ritual defilement occur.

The leper who came to Jesus did something quite remarkable. He approached Jesus confidently and humbly, expecting that Jesus could and would heal him and make him whole again. Normally a leper would be stoned or at least warded off if he tried to come near a rabbi. Jesus not only grants the man his request, but he demonstrates the personal love, compassion, and tenderness of God in his physical touch. The medical knowledge of his day would have regarded such contact as grave risk for incurring infection. Jesus met the man’s misery with compassion and tender kindness. He communicated the love and mercy of God in a sign that spoke more eloquently than words. He touched the man and made him clean – not only physically but spiritually as well.

Some eleven centuries later, a man named Francis met a leper on the road as he journeyed towards Assisi. “Though the leper caused him no small disgust and horror, he nonetheless, got off the horse and prepared to kiss the leper. But when the leper put out his hand as though to receive something, he received money along with a kiss” (from the Life of St. Francis by Thomas of Celano). Francis did what seemed humanly impossible because he was filled with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus is ready to heal us and free us from fear, prejudice, and anything else that might hold us back from approaching others with selfless love and concern for their welfare. Paul the Apostle tells us that ...

The Holy Spirit sets us free to love as God loves – with mercy, kindness, goodness, and compassionate care. How do you treat your neighbor, especially those who have been rejected, mistreated, and left alone. Do you approach them with the same love and compassion which Christ has shown to you?

May the power of your love, Lord Christ, fiery and sweet as honey, so absorb our hearts as to withdraw them from all that is under heaven. Grant that we may be ready to die for love of your love, as you died for love of our love." (Prayer of Francis of Assisi, 13th century)

Psalm 32: 1-2, 5, 7, 11
1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 
2 Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and you forgave the guilt of my sin. 
7 You are a hiding place for me, you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with deliverance. 
11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart. 

* taken from here*

High Tech Psalm

The Lord is my programmer, I shall not crash.

He installed His software on the hard disk of my heart;
All of His commands are user-friendly;
His directory guides me to the right choices for His name sake.

Even though I scroll through the problems of life,
I will fear no bugs, for He is my backup.
His password protects me, He prepares a menu before me in the presence of my enemies;
His help is only a stroke away.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and
My file will be merged with His and saved forever.

Psalm 66:5

Lessons from Noah's Ark

1. Don't miss the boat.

2. Don't forget we're all in the same boat.

3. Plan ahead - it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

4. Stay fit - when you're 600 years old, someone might ask u to do something really big.

5. Don't listen to critics, just get on with what has to be done.

6. For safety's sake,  travel in pairs.

7. 2 heads are better than one.

8. Build your future on high ground.

9. Speed isn't always an advantage, after all, the snails were on the same ark with the cheetahs.

10. When you're stressed, float awhile.

11. Remember the ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic was built by Professionals.

12. Remember that the woodpeckers inside are a larger threat than the storm outside.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Psalm 23 (Revised)

Dieter's Prayer

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He maketh me lie down and go push ups,
He giveth me sodium-free bread,
He restoreth my waistline,
He leadeth me past the refrigerator for mine own sake.

He maketh me partake of broccoli instead of potatoes,
He leadeth me past the pizzeria;

Yea, though I walk through the bakery,
I shall not falter, for Thou Art with me,
With diet colas I am comforted.

Thou preparest a diet for me in the presence of my enemies. Thou anointest my lettuce with low - cal olive oil. My cup will never overflow.

Surely Ry-Krisp and D-Zerta shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall live with the pangs of hunger forever. Amen.