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Sunday, March 05, 2006

As A Little Child

"Unless you are converted and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 19:3 (NKJV)

The first step towards entering into the kingdom of grace is to become as little children - lowly in heart, knowing yourselves utterly ignorant and helpless, and hanging wholly on your Father in heaven for a supply of all your wants. It is further true that unless you are turned from darkness to light, from the pwoer of Satan to God, except you are entirely, inwardly changed, renewed in the image of God, you cannot enter into the kingdom of glory. Thus must everyone be converted in this life, or he can never enter into life eternal.

All who are in this sense little children are unspeakably dear to our Lord. Therefore, help them all you can, as if it were Christ Himself in person. And see that you do not offend them, Jesus, or turn them out of the right way; neither hinder them in it.

Let us be careful, then, to receive and not to offend the very weakest believer in Christ. For as inconsiderable as some of these may appear to us, the very angels of God have a peculiar charge over them (v.10). Indeed, these angels are of the highest order, who continually behold the face of the Father, continually appear at the throne of the Most High. And these "little children" are the very ones Christ came to save.

- John Wesley

(Taken from Renew My Heart, Daily Wisdom from the Writings of John Wesley)

Yan: I have always like to take photographs of little children, whether my own children or friends' children, or children in the longhouses we visited. This photo was taken some 25 years back in one of the longhouses.

In our chase of careers, personal pursuits and goals, it's the close encounters with children that always refreshes and draws me nearer to God. Children are completely trusting and pure. It's these gifts of children that often leads me into the profound truth that "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matt 5:8)

Today's photograph and wisdom are taken specially for the children of Sarawak who are facing the threat of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, and parents living in fear, and the health care workers who are at the fore front of the battle! May God Bless you all in abundance!

5 comment(s):

Desi's 41-going-40 todae
(Like mGf yan-lah, tho I promised not to yell
her many moons, but her 'ears I can tell!)
I'm younger than Beatdat's Yesterday
I wake up certain morn feeling like Peter Pan
Wond'ring: is Paradise at hand?

By Blogger desiderata, at 3:16 pm  

Hi, Yan,

Foot and Mouth Disease affected Singland a couple of years back, and all nusery classes, child care centres, kindergarten and primary schools were closed for health workers to do their job. A complete overhaul of child hygiene was implemented; parents had to apply for leave just to stay home with their children for some weeks. I hope all the children of Sarawak are safe by the grace of God.


Desi:

Happy Birthday young man! Now I understand why you don't seem to know about Captain Marvel.

By Blogger Joepsc, at 8:46 pm  

Desi,

Your birthday? Happy Birthday!

Sent you a "paradise", you've got mail.

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 9:50 pm  

Joe,

Thanks. God will watch over us! We just have to hold on His promises and have faith!

God Blesses Sing-Land too!

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 9:52 pm  

yan dan Joe,psc:
Untuk rekod, BIRDdae adalah mengenai Burung bernama Seagull yang selalu Young&Articuklate!

As for BIRTHdae, It's due on one of my fave months -- your gas is as goode as mind!:)

So no blowing of Candles,tho I'm a child of the universe;
it's all blowin' in the wind.:)

By Blogger desiderata, at 10:58 pm  

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