Lord Jesus, how so awesome, amazing and wonderful is your love and provision towards us, for the huge, humungous, voluminous and God-blessed downpour – a much-needed rain miracle last weekend ushering us into Gospel Week’s Celebration and still showering blessings to another weekend.
the grass and trees slowly get their real lush and greenish colour back, so
have we praised and glorified Your Name with grin and smiles on our faces.
ain’t the first time we have known and experienced of parched and sun-scorched
dry lands, as well as encountered sea surges, storms and cyclones, but your
ears and eyes are always open to see the petitions and hear prayers of the
faithful in the lands of the living.
of the natural – solar, lunar, hydro, celestial and terrestrial, earthly and
heavenly – are gifted from above. But we often tend to just take, take, take,
receive, receive, receive but forget to say ‘Thank you Lord for your bounteous
blessings’. We ask for your forgiveness for our negligence and insensitivity of
the goodness, grace and mercy of our loving Almighty God and Saviour Jesus
waste incredibly much too, sending immense volumes of waste water into the seas
and ocean without attempts at building dams to catch streams’ waste water for
agricultural irrigation and animals, saving clean water intakes for domestic
and household uses only just like Israel does in their desert lands recognised
as top horticultural scientific innovators in the whole world. What further
excuses shall we come up next? Blame it on abstract and philosophical
terminologies such as La Nina, La Nino, La Covid, La Inflation, La
Climate Change, La Environmental Impacts, La Economic Recessions, La High Oil Prices,
La High Astronomical NZ-Cooks Airfares, La this and La that – when the real and
true issue is not so much physical or material but spiritual.
have the fastest and quickest ‘High-Tech Biblical SOS Help Response’ directory
as found in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee
great and mighty things, which thou knowest not”.
Christ still reigns supreme as the most inclusive, fair and most respected God
of no one person, race, status, nor colour. According to Mathew 5:45, “That ye
may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to
rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the
unjust.” His access code is defined in Galatians 3: 26 - 29, “For ye are all
the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. For as many of you as have been
baptised into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there
is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one
in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs
according to the promise.”
does not condone but comes to rescue all from sin and death, not willing that
any should perish but all come to repentance and be saved forever. He hates
laziness and slothfulness, but loves to see people walk in faith,
live and walk by the Spirit, not poor to beg, borrow, steal, exploit and kill
but live wealthy, healthy and as their soul prospereth, by the sweat of their
brows shall they eat and to depend, trust, devote wholeheartedly on Him who
alone can make their yoke easy and burden light (Mathew 11:28 - 30). Eternal
salvation is in Him alone and none other!
God bless, preserve, protect and prosper our God-blessed beloved Cook Islands.