Sunday, 3 April 2016

The Giver of Life

It rained today (at least in the West and Central of Singapore). The rain quenched the thirst of the grasses that are turning yellow and watered the trees that are barely surviving due to the non-rainy days. The plants were helpless - though they are alive and living, they cannot do anything about the conditions they have to face, but our Creator, is merciful to send the rain, reviving life once again. The harsh heat took a turn into a heavy downpour and the sky after the downpour was just astonishingly beautiful.

The rain that came, reminded me that God, the Creator of this Universe, is in full control of everything that is happening. The earth revolves because He made it so. The sun rises and sets, because He created it so. He commands and controls the elements of nature, or rather, He is the elements. He is the Giver of life, yours and mine. No grass or tree will die, if He does not will so. Nothing will grow, if He wills for it to be so.

As with our life, we always feel that the grass is greener on the other side or the moon is rounder and bigger elsewhere. Many a times, we admire how lovely the world outside ours is - we look at what others have and feel that we deserve more. We choose to take over the control but when we get what others have or what we desire, there is still a sense of emptiness. Do you feel that way? You are not alone. Many of us are like this. When things do not go the way we want, we ask, "Why? Why is life so unfair?" We are, but human beings, full of desires and not easily satisfied. We want to control how our life go and we forget that there is One who is Mighty and Powerful above us, who knows what is best for each and everyone of us - the One who created us.

Men fell into sin, after Adam and Eve went against the word of God who created them, because they wanted to be as good as God.

But God loves all His creations despite how we go against Him in our life. He sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, down to earth and to die on the cross, taking our sins, that we may have life. We lose our sight of He who gave us life and want to take control of our own life. We use our own effort to get to where we want to go, but like the trees and the grasses; He has the ultimate control over our life. He is a God, full of mercy and grace, who knows what is best for us and only giving us the best.

Are we still living everyday, fighting all odds, including God, to fulfil our needs and desires, not waiting upon His timing and will to give us His best for us? Is there something that is deep inside you that you want to fulfil but hope seems bleak or far? Then, look to Jesus Christ, the Giver of life and trust Him.

There is hope in Him, a hope that no one else can fulfil. This is the stark reminder I got today.

Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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