Coins for Jesus

Coins for Jesus…

 
My niece woke up on Sunday morning and it seemed that she had a good night sleep. She greeted me with her usual sunshine smile and hugged me with that usual warmth and love. I always thank God for her cause she always remind me of the love of God towards me. I don’t know why but each time I watch her, I feel as though God is telling me that His love is plenty. Thank you, Lord Jesus for your great love.
 
I was trying to read my Bible. Then my niece came to me with $2.20. She said she wants to give this money to Jesus and she asked me how she can do that. My heart melted. I was touched by her question. I told her you can bring this to church next week and give to Jesus. I also told her that Jesus will be very happy to receive this $2.20 from her. She asked me is it enough for him? I told her it is not that amount that matters.
 
She looked at the $2.20 and she asked further. This time she asked me what will Jesus do with her money? I told her that Jesus will use the money to buy present for the poor children in the world. The last question she asked was "Is Jesus poor too?" That’s a profound question! To her I replied and said He is not…but as a matter of fact, the Bible tells us that he knows what it is to be poor and what it is to be rich. He knows what it is to have and not to have. He knows what it is to have the whole universe in his hand, and yet he knows what it is to have nothing at all. That is Jesus! That is my Jesus!
 
May we wake up everyday and experience God in a brand new way! I am learning about God through the eyes of niece.
 
the gatekeeper07
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Commencement Parade 2009

11th BB Company
 
Today is the Commencement Parade for our graduating Boys and the commissioning of our new NCOs. Actually I am not sure this is my how many Commencement Parade but just as every growing up process of a Boy is unique, every Commencement Parade is unique too. It is a rite of passage that symbolises the growing up of a Boy to Man. I have been speaking to the Boys for the past few weeks about growing up in the company. I have been sharing with them the priviledge of growing up together with them as a teacher, officer and a fellow brother in Christ. I encouraged them to continue to come together as a BB company and to grow together as a community of Boys, sharing a similar experience and maturing in the Lord together. Today, as I witness the passing out of the Sec 4 and 5 Boys, I am so happy for them and I rejoice together with them in their promotion and progression. It is by the grace of God that they are able to stand as Boys of strong character and with integrity. My prayer goes all out to them, that the Lord God will continue to watch over them and see them through the next phase of their youth. God’s work is not finished with them and I am very sure that many will return to the company to continue to mentor and help their juniors to grow strong in His grace.
 
However, I was also upset about the officers. I was rather disappointed to see only one officer came on time to start the parade punctually with the Boys. How can these Boys continue to grow when our officers themselves need to shape out and lead by example. Something is amiss somewhere and I am very determined to address the issues with them soon. I was telling Marc that we must try our very best to hold the company together. We must do this with God as our Enabler. I really must think through how I should put this across to them as diplomatically as possible. I really need God to show me His way and to guide me in this. This cannot go on for too long. We need to rectify this issue as soon as possible before the Boys pick it up and learn from the officers.
 
Whatever it is, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to congratulate the Sec 4 and 5 Boys for having to pass out from the company and they can now move on to do greater things in life. For the new NCOs I pray God’s blessings over them and may they continue to grow in God’s grace and mercy. God, watch over them and lead them in your right path.
 
the gatekeeper07