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Where are you?
by Jaisam Daniel
2/15/2009 / Devotionals
There once lived a happy family in India with two children named Ramu and Uma, their father loved them so much as their mother passed away when they were young. Every day when the father comes home from office he would bring them whatever the children asked, the happiness was overwhelming in that house and Ramu & Uma loved their father very much.
One fine day the father due to his work need to go early in the morning and will return only in the evening. So the father prepared every thing for his children what ever they need and asked them move freely all over the house eat that is in home but "Do Not" go out the house until I Come back. Ramu and Uma were following what ever their father has commanded all through the morning but in the evening Ramu's friend said they are going to play in the garden near by and asked Ramu to join them, Ramu after initial hesitation went along with his sister Uma to the garden against the father's command not to leave the house. While playing in the garden a Snake bite little Uma. Ramu took Uma to home and poured oil on the wound thinking it would heal her but it was in vain. Soon after some time the father entered the house with great joy to see his children Calling Ramu. Uma., Ramu.Uma.
But Ramu & Uma hided themselves from their father as they have disobeyed him also they do not know slowly little Uma is dying. Then the father called, "Where are you Ramu? Where are you Uma?"
Why did they did not respond to their father because it is the character you and me got or inherited from the first man in earth Adam, God created a wonderful garden for the first man and women to live The Bible tells it in Genesis 2:8 (Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden) and he used to visit them daily with love and affection. When Adam and eve sinned by disobeying God, they hide themselves from God. "But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9).
Mistakes you and me follow which Adam and Eve did when they have sinned(May be genetic problem?).
1. We Hide from God - "Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden" - Genesis (3:
2. We are afraid to face God - "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid so I hide" - (Genesis 3:10)
3. We use man made ways by following theologies and religions to cover up our sins against the Holy God - "so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves." - Genesis (3:7)
4. Complaining others and even God for our failures - "The woman you put here with me-she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it" - (Genesis 3:12)
My dear friends Are you with God or the creator is calling you with the same question "Where are you?" When I heard these words from the Lord, I submitted myself in the presence of the Lord and God revealed me my secret sins and my complaining spirit and healed me my wounds, depressive spirit and comforted me fresh promises for this new year. And the greatest of all promises for this New Year 2009 is "I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you" - (Joshua 1:5).
What a privilege to have the Almighty God with us. Simple words before I conclude this letter God has a restoration plan so that you can be a blessing starting from today to your family and people around you.
"For all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard" - Romans 3:23
"Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" - Romans 5:12
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ" - Romans 6:23
"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners" - Romans 5:8
"Anyone who calls on the name of the Jesus will be saved" - Romans 10:13
The Story Ends with Great Joy:
After hearing their father's voice so long, Ramu & Uma came before their father confessing their mistakes and the father immediately squeezed the poison away from Uma with his own mouth like Jesus Christ did in the Cross-for the sins of humanity. Then they had days of Joy and peace that was ever lasting.
I do not know your status but surely if you are reading this letter from your friend, Obey the voice of the creator for he knows to protect and keep you in troubled times.
"Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends." - (Revelations 3:20)
Our dear heavenly father I come to you again, forgive my sins, help me to walk in your ways. Thank you for sending your only Son Jesus Christ for me, receive me as your child. Help me in this new Year to life pleasing life andkindly bless my life and my family.
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