Something is Better Left Unsaid

Many things we do know or understand,
But we prefer not to say.
We try to keep silence,
when we can't help.

In life...
Some things are better left unsaid,
Some hurts are better left behind quietly,
And some memories only recalled for very short whiles...

Many things...
After going through,
Are better left within us.
Many happenings...
are better left unsaid.
it is enough that we knew.

Life is quite an experience to go through.
I know and you know...
But It's your take and nobody else's.

The Humble and Better Way

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. (Philippians 2:3)

  • As Christians, we can choose to think that we are superior.
  • Or we can humbly serve the interests of others.
  • The apostle Paul said, “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3-4).
  • As we focus on Jesus’ example, We can learn to consider others’ needs more important than our own.
  • The Lord Jesus took the form of a bondservant, and gave Himself up for us.
  • His sacrifice for us shows us the humble and better way.
  • Let us learn to be more like the Master.
  • Let us have more meekness and more humility.
  • Let us have more zeal to labor, more courage to be true.
  • Let us have more consecration for work He bids us do.
  • Our Joy comes from putting others’ welfare ahead of our own.
  • Christ’s love show us how we must love our neighbors as ourselves.

Pressure Lamp

Some old story ---

I wonder if you still use pressure lamp in your home today. Most of us don't do it anymore. We rely too heavily on electricity today.

I had it back in my childhood years. It was always a delight to have a bright light all over the house at night.

As a young adult, I was promoted and given the responsibility to light the pressure lamp every evening. It was an honor I greatly appreciated until today.

But it wasn't easy to master the basic skills. I was sweating all over before I saw my first gas mantle light.

The tank had to be 3/4 full with kerosene, giving enough space for air. The fuel cap and the pressure relief valve were then closed. Then came the pumping of air into the tank with full strokes, the part I really enjoyed and sweated a lot. LOL.

Then the spirit cup was filled with alcohol. The fuel was lit in the cup through a round hole on the bottom part of the lantern. The pressure knob was turned on and the mantle getting brighter. Wow! Such bright light! It was wonderful!

But one thing I disliked: I never enjoyed installing a new mantle when the old one is worn-out or torn. And I still do!

The pressure lamp lit up the big house.

As school children, we did our homework and studied. The adults did what they had to do softly, not willing to disturb the peace and serenity of the night.

The pressure lamp often brought the family together. We enjoyed one another's company.

And it was fun and joy with unspoiled happiness during festivals and celebrations. We sang, we laughed heartily, we danced, we ate.... etc again and again. The pressure lamp brought us together with so much happiness, caringness, freshness, passion, love... No ipad, no iphone, no tablet, no computer, no video game, no TV... Just a transistor radio with dry cells under the bright light of the old pressure lamp...

Our Good Father

For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself. (1 Samuel2: 22)

The good Father will not abandon His people!

The good Father will always welcome His people home!

The good Father will always hug his prodigal sons!

The good Father will never let his children go hungry!

The good Father will never let His people to continue dishonoring Him!

The good Father will never allow His children to continue walking in sin!

The good Father will always rescue His people.

The good Father will always bring His people home!

And the good Father will be with His people forever!

How good it is to have God as our Father!

Befriending God

And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God. (James 2:23)

  • The creation of the world shows there is a Designer behind the universe.
  • The conscience indicates a Lawgiver behind each human’s sense of right and wrong.
  • The creativity we express in music and art reflect the same attribute that the Creator possesses.
  • Christ reveals what God is like in human form.
  • And the communion or fellowship of the Spirit in the Christian heart manifests the reality of God.
  • The Bible tells us there will be those who deny the reality of God.
  • But James reminds us of His reality and how an Old Testament believer befriended Him: “‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called the friend of God”.
  • Have you met the redeeming God?
  • He gave His Son to become your real, eternal Friend.
  • The dearest friend on earth is but a mere shadow compared to Jesus.

We Are From One Blood

And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings. (Acts 17:26)

  • All people have their roots in the Creator God.
  • Therefore all are equal.
  • That was what the apostle Paul told the Athenians: “He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth”.
  • We are all from one blood.
  • We are not to pride ourselves as a superior people.
  • We are not to call others barbarians.
  • We all descended from our first parents, Adam and Eve.
  • Neither race nor ethnicity is superior or inferior to another.
  • We stand in awe of our Creator.
  • God has made us all.
  • God has given to all life, breath, and all things.
  • We are equal in God’s sight.
  • Together we must praise and honor Him.
  • God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
  • God has made us from one blood.
  • We are from one blood.
  • We are one people.

Salvation is Free, But It Is Not Cheap

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)

  • We are all vulnerable to fantastic offers.
  • They pay us nothing but trouble.
  • We are offered false hope that ends in dashed dreams.
  • There is one offer, however, that is genuine, though fantastic beyond belief.
  • It is the offer God makes to us.
  • It is salvation through faith in Jesus’ finished work on the cross: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).
  • It is an offer that cost Him greatly.
  • And we get the benefits.
  • The book of Romans tells us, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification”.
  • By saying yes to salvation, we can have hope, peace, forgiveness, incomparable riches, and redemption.
  • This is the real deal.
  • And Jesus’ death and resurrection guarantees it.
  • Our salvation was infinitely costly to God.
  • But it is absolutely free to us.
  • It is a fantastic offer.
  • Come and get it.