For Children: Be Prepared

Be Prepared
Man first landed on the moon after years of preparation. Likewise, a team which wins the cricket or football world cup or an athlete who wins gold at the Olympics does so after years of hard work and preparation. Again, no one clears a national level examination without long years of preparation. Read the rest

For Children: Utilize Your Time Wisely

Time Is Precious
If time is wasted, there is no way to get it back. Those who have succeeded in life are those who made the best utilization of time.

Your childhood and youth are the best times of your life. You can make best use of time by following some simple principles.

Plan
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Be Confident in the Lord

Are you confident? If the answer is yes, the next question is on what are you basing your confidence? Some people put confidence in their family background, education or riches. All these are good but not good enough. As a believer in the Lord Jesus, you have better things to be confident about.

God loves

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The Road to Freedom

The Road Map

Think about road maps. It helps people who are not familiar with the routes to proceed in the right direction. You need not stop to ask anyone. What you need to do is follow the directions; recognize the landmarks properly and proceed. You will reach your destination quite comfortably.

So to reach … Read the rest

Do You Have an Attitude of Praise!

In Old Testament times the people of God brought animal sacrifices to the temple. These sacrifices pointed to the great sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God on the cross of Calvary. Now no more sacrifices for sin is left. The only sacrifice that we are asked to continually bring to God is praise (Hebrews … Read the rest

When Wishes Come True

Bohnfi couldn’t believe his eyes! He’d wished for it just a few days ago. And now right before his eyes his wish had come true!

But Bohnfi hadn’t told anyone about his wish. So it was a complete surprise to him when it came true.

But when boys of his age tell their parents their … Read the rest

At the Bridge

“Mom, your eyes are full of tears! Why are you crying?” asked Bohnfi.

Miriam was silent for some time. Then ran her hand over Bohnfi’s playful hair and said: “Sonny, it’s your younger sister’s sixth birthday today. I just remembered her.”

On hearing this, Bohnfi ran to his room. He came back holding a small … Read the rest

Pleasing God

“You can do this. But you shouldn’t do that.” Are these not the words that you have heard from your childhood? Yes, isn’t it?

There is a good thing about it. It clearly teaches you what is wrong. But then there is a bad thing about it. It tells you nothing about what to do … Read the rest

Men in Uniform

Have you seen men in uniform? For example, take the case of a group of soldiers. What a lovely sight it is to see them march to the tune of the army band! There is beauty, order, rhythm and harmony in their march. They follow the Commander wherever he leads. And they obey him without … Read the rest

Bohnfi’s Angel

“Mom,” … “Dad!” Bohnfi screamed.

Hearing this cry, his parents were awakened from their sleep. They rushed to his room and switched on the lights .

Bohnfi, who usually slept well, was sitting up on his bed, wide awake, eyes popping out; filled with fear!

Steve (actually Stephen) and Miriam, his parents, looked at each … Read the rest

You’re a God

You’re a God who knows the way I take,
No path can be hidden from your eyes:
Though I do remain in the dark often;
Still, O God, you are my guiding light!

You’re a God who sends your angel
To touch the lone discouraged man;
Lifting him up, giving him hope,
Bidding him walk

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The River of Life

There flows a river;
A river, a river of life.
Of its abundance
I drink deeply
Till from within my heart
Its streams, living, overflows!

Clear as a crystal
Flowing from God’s throne
And of the Lamb.
It’s a river, a river, a river
Of life-giving power
As its peaceful torrents flow.

On the banks

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Still I Am His Child

When the pain of sin
Clouds my broken heart
And shuts heaven’s light–
Amid this grave’s darkness
A pearl does shine:
“Still I am His child!”

When that beautiful vase
Slips from my hands ‘n falls,
Cracks ‘n breaks and scattered lies–
From its broken pieces
I see emerge a grand design:
“Still I am

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Someone was Waiting

Someone was waiting for me;
Though from His loving care
And all that was good ‘n dear
I had walked away one day
Through the open gate across the lawn
With not a backward look.

Someone was waiting for me;
While I in youthful pleasures
Swam to my heart’s content,
Spent all at wayside inns

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Have You Seen Real Angels?

During Christmas celebrations at schools and churches, we often see many young children dressed up as angels in bright and shining clothes and waiting in the wings behind stage. The very spectacle reminds us of the first Christmas when angels played key roles in the unfolding drama.

Many wonder who the angels really are? Angels … Read the rest

Even Our Failures

The good news account in Matthew’s gospel begins with a long list of names.

In this list of names there are many who failed God at some crossroad in their lives. There are blemishes in the lives of many of the people mentioned here. Even a prostitute who turned to God in faith finds mention … Read the rest

Our Burden-bearer

There are roads each one of us has to travel alone. In those moments, someone walks along with us. Often we are unaware of his presence.

But at some point in the journey our eyes are opened to see the stranger who accompanies us. There is something about him that is more than a mere … Read the rest

The Preacher’s Christmas

A Christmas Story

James opened the bedroom window. A cold gust of wind made the curtains flap. There was unrest in his heart. It was like chaotic voices of birds coming back to roost on trees at dusk. A sense of loss was in the air.

“Daddy, Daddy!” James was startled to hear that familiar … Read the rest