At the beginning of 2013 I was dying! No question about it – everyone thought that I had already booked a one way passage to God.
But God – in His infinite wisdom – had other ideas.
My lovely wife – whose love and devotion to me went far beyond the call of duty – taught me to pray.
Not just a short dutiful prayer either; but prayers that came deep from within my heart. I prayed many times a day – accepting God as my Father and Jesus as my Lord and Saviour – and asking that He restore me to full optimum health.
And although bed-bound for several weeks and almost unable to walk, slowly, gradually I found myself coming back into full consciousness.
My wife, bless her heart, was VERY hard on me. Even shouted at me when I was at my lowest ebb.
So between being ‘nagged’ by my loving wife and receiving God’s bountiful blessings and Divine healing I am now able to drive my car and even walk for a few yards.
My wife also encouraged me to read the Bible. And so I do – every day. And each day I feel that I am becoming closer and closer to God.
The Bible says that whatever we need (need, not want!) we should ask for it in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. And it works, believe you me it works……………………
Having time to read books – and reflect – I am increasingly dismayed at the lack of compassion and understanding in our world today.
Take a few minutes to read – and re-read – the TEN COMMANDMENTS.
Thou shalt not steal and
Thou shalt not murder
As is Thou shalt not commit adultery, though many people pay scant regard to this commandment!
But none of the Commandments say that Thou shalt not park on a double-yellow line, nor is any mention made of exceeding the speed limit.
And where does it mention in the Ten Commandments that if one marries someone from another country (especially from outside Europe) that all kinds of petty and unnecessary obstacles often prevent the wife/husband from obtaining a spousal visa.
It certainly is not part of God’s Divine Plan for Humanity that people who fall in love should be separated simply because they live in different countries!
Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party, has been quoted as saying that no one should be persecuted or separated just because of the person they happen to fall in love with!
And what about loving your Neighbour? The Ten Commandments speaks of not coveting your neighbour’s wife and possessions.
How many of us truly love our neighbours? Not in the physical sense but globally? Everyone you meet, whether or not you speak the same language, is your brother or sister!
Sometimes, when the leaders of G8 and G20 get together it is more like little children squabbling. It’s all about power politics and any resultant benefits for the countries and people they represent is purely coincidental.
Quo Vadis? Where are we going? Indeed!!
God has many ideas and suggestions for our future welfare. But how many people – especially global leaders – are going to have the courage to listen to Him?
My advice – if anyone is brave enough to listen to me – is to read the Bible. And inwardly digest!
With many peaceful blessings