You are my “Healer, my deliverer, my closest friend. In You I take refuge, and You are my strength, my Saviour, my Lord, You are my end. Great Is your work, the entire Universe displays your creativity. Your mercies displayed in my life day after day. Who can ever love me, the way You do? Every iota of my being, cries out, that, “You are Holy, You are worthy”.
(Shash Grewal(Shashwati) is a scriptural Motivational Writer, Speaker, Spiritual Teacher, Preacher and an Evangelist.)
Let us talk about History today. ‘History’ or ‘His Story’.
When Jesus walked the earth, he was limited, limited in a human body, that goes through the process of growth, pain and hardships. I believe the very purpose of Jesus taking up a human body and living the way He did (hardworking, obedience towards his earthly parents, having a ministry, but at the same time walking under the obedience of ‘The Triune Godhead The Father, and showing the obedience of a Son, at the same time emphasising the importance of the third important figure of Triune Godhead, The Holy Spirit-The Counsellor). Purpose was basically to show us humans, how our journeys should be in life(obedience to our authorities, prayerful life and practising correct approach towards life). He was not only limited, but was also put to death and buried. Bottomline, He was content with His situations. His Crucifixion had a purpose. If Jesus could bring Lazarus back to life from death (John 11:41-44), he could have very easily avoided His own Crucifixion. But, there was a purpose. He had to be content, as a grain of wheat, buried and covered.
(Shash Grewal(Shashwati) is an enlightened writer and composer, who writes love saga of her Lord Jesus and herself.)
He lives in us, to make us go through the experience, to be willing to be limited, willing to die to self, willing to be buried, willing to be “nothing”. This is the experience of Christ as a wheat.
But the point is:- is that the end of the story? No.
Following the wheat, is barley. The tomb was not the end of Lord. He was resurrected. Barley followed the wheat. Wheat is the valley of death!! Barley is the mountain of resurrection. Whenever you experience Christ as a grain of Wheat, be assured that an experience of Barley will follow.
(Shash Grewal(Shashwati) is a philanthropist and a social worker, who tries to reach out to hurting hearts with scriptural blessings and kindness.)
“Easter’’ is the resurrected Christ that lives in us. Resurrected Christ is unlimited, living waters, that makes us follow the limited Christ, and overflow with unlimited blessings, and live our lives to the fullest.
(Being a Sangeet Ratna, Shash Grewal composes fusions and enlightened music, in praise and worship.)
“Grant O Lord, that I may avoid whatever is offensive to you and love and practise that only, that is well pleasing in your sight!! Amen”