from the pastor
Sometimes people take over from God and pronounce judgment on others. One notion that has been around for centuries is that when a person’s line is not carried forward, it’s due to God’s curse. Even our Lord was judged to have been cut off without an heir (Isa.53:8).
Though Jess and Ishaaq (2001) and Elishba and Joe (2002) were married so long ago, we have had no grandkids all these years. One nagging thought was that all opposed to my having started Grace Bible Church, must feel triumphant about it. “In my distress I cried to the Lord, and He heard me” (Ps.120:1).
Jessica’s will have her baby in March 2010, and Elishba in May. The Lord has blessed abundantly. His grace always overflows our capacity. Grace is not measured according to our needs, but His immense glory (Phil.4:19). I’ve found that no matter what I’ve given up for/to God, He always out-gives me.
By the way, 2010 will be the 13th year since Grace Bible Church began. Who says that “bad luck” (or good luck) is in the numbers (or in the stars, or the stones…). We don’t need luck. If God is for, nothing can be against us (Rom. 8:31). God works for our good when we are His (v.s. 28)
In Christ’s love,
Benjamin Mall bereaved by his wife’s death.
Manju Ramachandran’s brother-in-law Rev J W Adams passed away.
Cindy and Ethan went back with Ashish Khan to their home at the children’s home in Banbasa.
Manohar Antin had his op for gall stones.
Triza Joseph still under treatment, but has improved.
Pushpa Singh’s husband experiencing a lot of pain, and is undergoing treatment at SGPGI as an outpatient.
Sujeet Sarwan, Smita, Sukriti and Sucehta were all down with fevers and colds one by one.
Jeba and Rev J T Raja recovered from the flu, but Jeba is suffering from cervical spondylitis.
Esther Eisenberg recovering from an upset stomach.
Sukriti attending Confirmation Classes.
Riya Jacob finishing her Church History studies and has an exam coming up. Riya is directing the Sunday School play which will be staged at the La Martiniere Girls’ auditorium.
Suseela has gone to China for a conference and will get to visit Geetu and Gary in their home.
Pastor Kuru preached at the Thanksgiving/Harvest Service of the English congregation meeting in the North India Theological Seminary in Bareilly, and afterwards Roshini and Kuru visited kids at the Warne Baby Fold.
I pray you enough
I pray you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I pray you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I pray you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I pray you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I pray you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I pray you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I pray you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye. —Author Unknown