Wednesday, October 24, 2007

No Rules, No Strings attached..

No Rules.. Sounds really good.. But all around us, we have rules..Traffic rules, govt rules, School Rules, College Rules, Company Policies( read as rules).. Is there an ideal place where there are no rules?? Incidently there is.. a community where actually there are no rules.. I am not sure if you would agree, but the Christian community has none..

Everyone can do whatever they want.. There are no rules! How does that work? Sounds crazy enough? Well, it goes like this.. You are on your own, you can do whatever you want. Then how do you know what's right or wrong? God loves us so much and he says that he lives in us. So when his spirit is within us, he guides and teaches what to do and what not..

How does the mighty God who made earth and all the planets live in simple people like us, who err every minute..God can't overlook any mistake/wrongdoing/sin. Mistake/sin deserves punishment( there is no big or small sin in his dictionary). So who gets the punishment? God took the punishment on Jesus his son, bcoz he loved us dearly. Yeah, thts why he died on the cross.. So now all the sins we did/doing/will do in the past, present, future are forgiven.. whew!
SO, whats the catch?? NONE! God loves everyone.. the terrorists, the rapists, the babies, the gangsters, the good and the bad. This is the unconditional love. We dont deserve it. But that's what is grace...

So when we ask God to live in us, he does. He does not force us, push us to do good. If he is such kind, he would have made us all robots.. but he gave us free will. So no rules. No strings attached.
and Bible.. that's a history, adventure, mystery and many more all combined to one book.. To be honest, its a love letter.. a love letter from God to the human race.. read it to know more...

"Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything. I corin 6:12
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life John 3: 16

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Life in hospital..

I always believe that I grow an inch taller on every visit to CMC, Vellore hospital.
The earth seems to stop spinnin for a sec and then moves slowly in its own pace here. Disease, sickness, accident is never partial, and seems to come to all, the babies, the young and the old, the poor, and the rich.
The corridors are filled with waiting people, with anxious faces. Faces that are empty, distraught, scared, confused, lost in thought, sad, and sick, wrinkled, darkcircles with sleepless nights..The sick are wheeled to and fro in their beds, with their loved ones at the heel.
The docs, nurses, managers, the housekeepers, all are busy, yet have a pleasing smile that radiates in its own way.
The pain, the sick feeling n yr guts, butterflies on yr stomach, the stinging pain in your heart as you or you watch your suffering loved one, or anyone for that matter is real and true.
Yet the hope on docs, the medicines remain. The trust on God remains supreme, and the earth does spin in its own pace.. here in the hospital...

He sent out his word and he healed my disease He is my Lord, my healer.

Theory of Relativity

Einstein caricatured this matter as follows:
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."
I never did understand it fully.. until now. Relativity applies to everything around us. Your perspective on things. To start with you may prefer a bike instead of a walk, a car instead of a bike, a train instead of a car, a plane instead of a train.
So all we have to do is take a step back, see a bigger picture, see what you can compare with, one higher and the other lower.. So no matter how depressed you are, how angry,disappointed or sick you are, you can always look above the situation! I bet you'll be satisfied wherever you are.. I have tried and it works ALL the time.
A friend had commented envying a posh car that zipped past them on the road to my bro.. and Pravee had replied, saying that he always looked at the left side of the road, where people with no roof over their head sleep on pavement.. THAT's relative outlook!

A thousand years before Thee are like 12 hours or like 4 hours. Psalms 90:4

He is my friend.

I have many friends. Good friends, best friends, close friends, thick friends, caring friends, true friends, just friends, chat friends,friendly friends. All are unique. They are school friends, college friends, dell friends, kone friends, tcs friends, infy friends, cycle friends,bus friends, bus stop friends, train friends.
I am blessed with an amazing range of friends, right from sharing a joke, playing a prank, keeping a secret, playing and fooling around to listening my bla, bla all the time, lending their shoulder to cry upon, to help and direct, guide me.. "There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother" Proverb 18:24

But there is a twist here, and you would agree as well. There comes a time, when there is a frequency mismatch,when you and your friend sadly cant strike the same chord all the time.. What I mean is, I cant talk on my current workplace jokes/stories/issues to my school mate friend.. When you are excited abt something a new assignment/job/place/thing and you call your ol friend, who sadly happens to be in the middle of a meeting/shopping/riding/partying and who responds 'wow! thts great! Hey u mind if gve u a ring in 5 mins, am caught in somethg.. ' and whn he/she does call, your excitement would have faded.. Or you might not have been in touch for a long time.. and now you cant share your immediate joys/sorrows cause you have so much to catch up with before you could actualy come to the present.. Its no fault of you or your friend.. its just that we can share ol memories and catch a laugh with ol friends and keep making new..

But I have a friend who has been with me from school days. He was with me in college and with me now as well. He is so sweet. He listens to all my sobs, my anger, knows what I feel. He knows very well, how to excite me,encourage me and to make me laugh! Boy! am I so blessed to have him as my friend!! He never bosses me, or pesters in anyway. He always tunes to my frequency and helps me strike the correct chord! I just cant seem to loose him and I dont ever wanted to do that! My prayer for u, is that you also get him as a friend, a friend for life..

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged;
Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful,who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; Take it to the Lord in prayer.
What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry,everything to God in prayer!