I would like to thank each one of you for your love and care which you have given to us for the last one year and praise God for His faithfulness. Congratulations to all those who have graduated this year and I wish you all success in the coming years too. As we are hosting 39th Diocesan Youth Fellowship Conference which will be held on July 26-29 at Trinity International University, let’s pray for the leaders, participants and all those who are working for its smooth functioning and let it be a blessing to all those who are attending this conference. The theme of our conference is “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” (Ephesians 1: 13-14). Soliciting your prayers, presence and support. . . .
A scorpion, being a poor swimmer, asked a turtle to carry him on his back across a river. ‘Are you mad?’ exclaimed the turtle. ‘You will sting me while I’m swimming and I’ll drown’. ‘My dear turtle,’ laughed the scorpion. ‘If I were to sting you, you would drown and I would go down with you. Now, where is the logic in that?’ ‘You’re right,’ said the turtle. ‘Hop on!’
The scorpion climbed aboard and halfway across the river, it gave the turtle a mighty sting. As they both sank to the bottom, the turtle said, “Do you mind if I ask you something? You said there’d be no logic in you stinging me. Why then did you do it? ‘It has nothing to do with logic’, the drowning scorpion sadly replied. ‘It’s just my character’.
Character is that part of a person that makes him or her different from others. ‘A man of Character will make himself worthy of any position he is given’ – Mahatma Gandhi. It is not what we do for God that counts, but what we are before Him that matters. What we are determines the value of what we say and do. As the saying goes, ‘Unless there is within us that which is above, we shall soon yield to that which is around us.’
A pocket watch and a public clock both serve the same purpose, to tell the time. If a watch goes out of order, only the owner is affected; but if a public clock goes wrong hundreds of people are misled. So, as a responsible Christians of this society, let us be examples and not our lives be a stumbling block to others. Purity in your heart produces power in your life. Righteousness produces beauty in your Character. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have for the glory of God. GOD BLESS YOU…..
In the Lord’s Ministry,
Rev. George Varghese