Sunday, February 3, 2013

DAY 65 - How Not to Be Disconnected with God?

This blog is to help you to have a daily intimate personal relationship with Jesus 
and to be able to memorize one golden verse everyday.

We will cover New Testament in one year(Dec.1,2012 to Nov. 30,2013), 

Old Testament in another year(Dec.1,2013 to Nov. 30,2014). 

Golden Verse 金句

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
                                               Mark 15: 34

"我 的 神 ! 我 的 神 ! 為 甚 麼 離 棄 我 ?"
                                               馬可福音 15: 34

Today's Reading: Mark 15:21-47

Please read Mark 15:21-47 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from my Devotion on Fire blog:

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     What I got from Jesus is: How not to be disconnected with God?
     This is a very dark passage, so dark that even Jesus seems in total darkness.  N.T. Wright says:
     The dark cloud of evil, Israel's evil, the world's evil, Evil itself greater than the sum of its parts, cut him off from the one he called 'Abba' in a way he had never known before.  And welling up from his lifetime of biblically based prayer there came, as though by a reflex, a cry not of rebellion, but of despair and sorrow, yet still a despair that, having lost contact with God, still asks God why this should be.

     How not to be disconnected with God? The answer is that there is no way for us to be always connected! That's scary! Yes, that's so scary! Because the dark cloud of evil might pull us into despair and sorrow just like what Jesus experienced! You and I can't avoid this kind of thing to happen. But, we can prepare. Prepare our hearts that when this time comes we can accept that we might be disconnected with God for a while. That's the Cross we have to take, though it is so painful!  
    Can we do a better job when this dark cloud comes? Yes. Jesus reminds me of this picture I took with Archbishop Yong in the office of InTouch Ministries, the place that Toronto Emmaneul Church has their Sunday worship. That's Daniel with all the lions roaring around him and he is at peace!

    Do you think you can be a Daniel when the dark cloud comes? 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to accept the reality that we might be disconnected with you when the dark cloud comes. But, help us to remember Daniel's photo that if we are willing to wait a little bit and are willing to take our own Cross, we will be at peace.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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Bishop: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng (Michelle)
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