Posted by: Guna | January 31, 2008

A plea

Soo Aun’s Plea

Dear friend,

I may have known you since school days or only just met you recently but I consider you a friend and that’s why you are receiving this plea. No, I am not into direct sales or MLM or any get-rich-quick scheme. There are just a few thoughts that I would like to share with you.

I’m sure at some point or other you would have wondered what you are doing with your life. We used to be young and had our whole lives ahead of us. Now when we meet, we talk about children and how quickly time flies and realize that we are still young but that life is passing fast. It’s always great to reminisce school days and laugh at things we did. But we also now look back and consider decisions we made in our lives and how things are working out. Some mistakes, some wise moves, sometimes thinking what would have happened if we took a different route.

Ok, so I’m getting old and long winded. So let me get to the point. We spend many hours each day working to earn money to sustain our lifestyle. We acquire a house and a car and more. We save some and spend some and invest some. We try and plan wisely for our future and our children’s future. We make sure we have savings for when we retire one day. My point is that we spend so much time and energy working towards something that will not last forever. How long can we live? 90? 100? That is a very short time if we consider history and we realize that we are here for only a brief moment. Which brings me to the point of this letter, my plea…

If you have put some thought into life, you would realize that things that are meaningful and priceless are relationships. Our family, our friends, people whom we cherish. Sadly, how often we hurt those we love the most. But I urge you to take some time to consider your relationship with someone special. Someone of outmost importance. The person who created you. “Ok,” you say, “now I know Soo Aun is a confirmed nutcase.” But hear me out before you trash this letter. You may call me a preacher or a fanatic or anything you want, but it is only because I treasure you as a friend that I am willing to risk that to bring your attention to this matter. Because it is very important.

My plea is that you take some time to search and discover for yourself, the truth of what it all means. I challenge you to invest a little time in things that will last for eternity1, because when we die, we will not just disappear into nothingness. Although our bodies may rot, our spirit will live on. That is the difference between humans and animals. And that is also why we have an inborn desire to know and to worship God. We do not see animals praying to a tree or a bigger animal. But humans do. And I implore you to not worship other creation but to discover a relationship with the creator of all things.

I believe that Jesus is God, and he created the universe. But because man disobeyed God, he sinned and is now destined to hell2. However, because God loves man, Jesus came to this earth as a human in order to die in our place, because he is sinless3. And because he is God, he rose from the dead. But most importantly, his finished work means that if anyone believes in him and receives him as their Lord and Savior, they have a living relationship with God and will not go to hell but have eternal life with Him3. I believe that the Bible is the Word of God and it reveals to us the person of Jesus and all that we need to know about Him.

I sincerely hope that you will consider these things that I have said. And take time to discover the truth about yourself and God. For it is most important. And although the next time we meet, you may look at me funny, it is still the same me lah…

Your friend,

sooaun.

  1. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

  1. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Matthew 6:23

  1. “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Matthew 5:8

  1. “…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

 

Posted by: Guna | October 9, 2007

I heard His voice

I heard His voice

O Lazarus, what was it like?
In the tomb, dark and bound.
No light and no life.
What did you feel?
What did you do?
That you could walk out of the tomb.

Dead indeed, and without life.
There laid I, cold as the stone.
I heard not my sisters cries,
Nor that of all who mourned with them.
What could I do, how could I feel?
How can the dead, revive himself?

But through the silence of the tomb,
I heard a voice, it called my name!
“COME FORTH!”, it said, my body shook.
The darkness fled, the cold was gone!
The only tell, that I was dead,
Was the graveclothes, which still clung on.

‘Twas Jesus! He had tears on His face,
The Resurrection and the Life, He wept for me?
My Lord and My God, how could He love me so?
I cannot explain how He did it, dead one moment, alive another.
All I know, I heard His voice.

Gunaseelan

Posted by: Guna | September 30, 2007

Nothing to pay

Nothing to pay! the debt is so great.
What will you do with the awful weight?
How shall the way of escape be made?
Nothing to pay — yet it must be paid!
Hear the voice of Jesus say,
“Verily thou has nothing to pay:
Al has been put to My account,
I have paid the full amount.”

Nothing to pay; yes, nothing to pay!
Jesus has cleared all the debt away —
Blotted it out with His bleeding hand!
Free and forgiven, and loved, you stand.
Hear the voice of Jesus say,
“Verify thou has nothing to pay!
Paid is the debt, and the debtor free!
Now I ask thee, lovest thou Me?”

–Frances Ridley Havergal

Posted by: Guna | October 17, 2006

What’s more powerful than nuclear power?

More countries are capable of producing weapons grade nuclear power these days. We have to come to terms with that. There was a time when only a few countries had long range missiles and they were viewed as dangerous, now most countries have it. The same will happen with nuclear-powered countries. It is a sad reminder to all of us, that as human beings, we are just incapable of handling ‘power’. The more powerful one is the greater the fear of its abuse. Why? Because after we’re done trying to justify our actions, after we’re done trying blame others, after we’ve exhausted our excuses, after we’re done trying to ‘appear’ to do more good than evil, we just know that we are all inclined to sin, without effort. That’s who we are, sinners. That’s what we are, sinners.

Power is at its peak, not in its exercise, but in its control. He who can control his strength and power, is most powerful.

So today, he who has nuclear power, has the most powerful threats.

Did you know that atomic laws (from which nuclear power is built on) governs much of our lives? The sun’s light and heat is caused by millions of ‘nuclear explosions’ per minute, the same heat that warms us, and light that becomes the primary energy source of the food chain.

The computers we use run on electrical energy which in itself is based on quantum (atomic) physics.

An easy definition of quantum is ‘sudden and significant’ (dictionary.com).

Atomic physics didn’t and couldn’t create itself. A nuclear bomb couldn’t create life, much less create a habitable environment. A nuclear bomb could not create you and me.

God did. He created the world using ‘quantum’ like power. He ‘let there be light, and there was light’, and in like manner ‘God created the heaven and earth’.

The threat of nuclear power is its destructive capabilities. The heat so intense flesh can be turned to ash in the blink of an eye. It melts concrete, its coverage wide, it pushes air away from itself and creates a vacuum that sucks air in so fast a typhoon is but a breeze (that’s how you get the mushroom cloud), Destruction is ‘sudden and significant’. Whatever the initial explosion didn’t destory, its radiation kills slowly and painfully.

If you think that’s bad, think again.

God is more powerful than a nuclear bomb. We see glimpses of the power He has in the bible.

Gen 19:24-28 : Sodom and Gomorrah – Because of their great wickedness, God ‘rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire’. To get an idea of the destruction, read verse 28 :’… and lo, the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of the furnace’.
But we also see God’s power in control. He ONLY destroyed sodom and gomorrah, not the whole world.

Act 5:5 : Annias and Sapphira – ‘And Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost…’. They lied to the Holy Spirit and died instantaneously. God doesnt need enriched nuclear or a bullet of lead to end one’s life. Every breath we take, is a token of His control and grace.

2Th 2:8 : The coming of the Lord Jesus and the destruction of Satan – ‘…whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth, and bring to nothing by the manifestation of His coming…’. Satan will destroyed, not with bombs, or weapons made with men’s hands. His mere words and presence is enough to bring the devil to nothing.

Rev : 8:7 – The coming judgements – first trumpet – ‘there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth, and a third part of the earth was burnt up…’ – 1/3 of the earth burnt up by God’s judgement on wicked and sinful men. Where does a nuclear bomb compare to this?

2Pet 3:10- The complete destruction of the earth as we know it –
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief (sudden), in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up” – 2Pet3:10

God is much more powerful than a nuclear bomb. And if we are afraid of a nuclear bomb, we should be more afraid of God. This is why:

ALL of us die. And when we die, we meet God. And He has power to judge all of use, and He WILL judge all of us for our sins, and the judgement has already been passed, since God sees the future even as the past, and the verdict is this, “All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God”-Rom 3:23.

But God doesn’t want us to die, He has sent the Lord Jesus to save us. The Lord Jesus “died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and He was raised on the 3rd day according to the scriptures” (1Cor15:3-4).

If you acknowledge your sinfulness to God, and “confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”.

Its that simple, and that ‘sudden and significant’. God salvation is atomic. The moment we believe we are :
1. Col 1:13 – translated into the kingdom of the Son of His love
2. Joh 3:3 – we are born anew (again)
3. Heb 10:10 – sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all
4. Rom7:6 – discharged from the law
5. 2Cor 5:20 – made ambassadors
6. Rom 6 – we are made part of the body of Christ

Friend, believe in Jesus as your Saviour and be saved.

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