Sunday, September 21, 2008

From Beer-Sheba to Horeb

Had a good service, one of the students from the Bible Seminary preached.
Got a donation of Rs 500 ($10) for the PA system.
Mama had some tummy trouble after having fruit juice yesterday. We spoke to the doctor on the telephone.He advised further investigation.
I must be honest here. My mother 's physical problems have started to invoke spasms of depression and despair in me. It has not happened in these past 4 years since my Dad passed away.
When Mama feels ill a very dark cloud envelopes me
My head and heart start to feel heavy and an elephant jumps on my chest.
I echo the thoughts of Elijah in Beersheba
3Elijah was afraid and fled for his life, going to Beer-sheba of Judah. He left his servant there4 and went a day's journey into the desert, until he came to a broom tree and sat beneath it. He prayed for death: "This is enough, O LORD! Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers."
But like like Elijah in the shade of the broom tree God sends me bread and water in the form of Scripture verses and physical healing.
5 He lay down and fell asleep under the broom tree, but then an angel touched him and ordered him to get up and eat.6 He looked and there at his head was a hearth cake and a jug of water. After he ate and drank, he lay down again,7 but the angel of the LORD came back a second time, touched him, and ordered, "Get up and eat, else the journey will be too long for you!"8 He got up, ate and drank; then strengthened by that food, he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb. (1Kings;19)
And I am revived and ready to step out on the next leg of my journey with God. I have my Mount Horeb where God speaks to me not in the whirlwind and earthquake but in a still small voice and the light at the end of the tunnel begins to gleam brightly.My grace is enough for you
for my Power is displayed in your weakness
( refer to 2 Cor 12;9)
Mama is better today and was able to eat without any trouble..
Throughout this week churches were attacked and destroyed in South India. The state Home Minister brushed it away as minor incidents.
Would he have reacted the same way if it were a temple or a mosque?
Posted by Amrita


Terry said...

I am praying for you Amrita, You are a precious pal to us and my heart is really feeling what you are going through with your mama...Love Terry

passing-thru said...

Good Post Amrita in the "sense" that it shows what types of trials Christians all over the world endures ---
We have laws here and for the most part have protection from vandals -- It is a different world U live in and yet the same -- this "world" and it's power lord is satan ---
We trust U have a good week dear Amrita --

Julie (Little Missionary) said...

Amrita, may our Lord comfort and bless you with a strong sense of His presence.

I find comfort in knowing some of the greatest biblical characters (eg Elijah) suffered from fear and depression at times...God still used them mightly!

Little missionary


Thank you dear pals for your prayers and encouragemnet. They mean such a lot to me.

Mother is much better today. Its God 's grace. Amrita

Vicki said...

The Lord brought you to mind today in a special way, dear Amrita. I'm praying for you, too.


Amrita said...

Thank you dearest Pals for praying. My mom was so much bewtter and she had proper food andalso fruit juice. She was in good spirits.

Rejoicing in the Lord.