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PRESBYTER’S DESK

Rev. R. David Dhinakaran

Promise for the Month

All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.ISAIAH 54:13

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Dearly Beloved in Christ,

Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ, the Lover of Children!

Month of November is of much importance to Children. 14th November is observed as the Children’s day in India, initially it was on the 20th November (the date observed as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations). It is celebrated to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of Children. Children are indeed the pillars of today and tomorrow, our hope for a better future.

The book of Isaiah is an epic book of prophecy that centres itself around the role that Judah and Jerusalem has in the plans of God. At this point, the Israelites were most likely still in captivity (or ending their captivity) by the Persians in Babylonia. Theirs was a nation that has been devastated and destroyed by war, a people that has been subjected to captivity and forced away from their homes. They had no rights, no identities, no statuses, no future. They had no hope. Peace was likely a foreign concept; glory even more so.

The prophet Isaiah made extensive prophecies on the destruction and suffering of the people, but as all prophets do, the book of Isaiah ends with hope of future glory. Where Isaiah 53 speaks of the great suffering of the Messiah, Isaiah 54 starts with a change of tome and direction of the book that speaks of the glory that is to come beyond that suffering.
Just as the suffering and destruction had been great, widespread and long-lasting; so is the glory that comes after it.

For most of us, who are fortunate enough to live in peaceful cities and have no great suffering to speak, perhaps it is difficult to grasp the concept of peace. “Peace” mentioned in verse 13 has many meanings like safety, wellness, happiness, health, prosperity etc. The promise of the Lord to the barren and desolate land with a hope of future glory is a collective blessing. This blessing is not to be experienced by them alone but certainly for their offspring too.

Our children are important to the Lord! In another translation the verse is as follows, _”And all thy children shall be disciples of Jehovah; and great shall be the peace of thy children.”_ This is probably the passage quoted by our Lord, as recorded in John 6:45 [1]. Our offspring should grow in maturity from being a “Child of God” to “Disciple of God.” It could be achieved when they are taught by the Lord through us. Our child’s supernatural protection, divine health, anointing, purpose driven and peaceful life is determined by how much of the “Word of God”
we teach them. There is all possibility of God’s promises regarding your children be broken by what we do!

It was the responsible and faithful upbringing of Jesus by His parents made Him a person fulfilling God’s will in His life. The founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley could become a great leader just because his mother Susanna Wesley taught her son with the Scripture along with the spiritual resources of his father Samuel Wesley.

When our children who ought to be a pleasure are becoming a pain for the
families, it is high time for the parents to be God conscious in bringing them in the fear of the Lord right from the beginning of their childhood so that they would prosper for God’s glory and for the
usefulness of the society.

May God grant His grace to each one of us and especially to our children! Amen.

Yours in God’s Mission,
Rev. R. David Dhinakaran

,k;khj thf;Fjj;jk;

“cd; Foe;ijfs; midtUf;Fk; Mz;lth;jhNk fw;Wj;jUthh;. cd; gps;isfs; epiwtho;T ngw;Wr; rpwg;GWth;.”
Vrhah 54:13

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fpwp];JTf;Fs; md;ghh;e;j ,iwkf;fNs>

Foe;ijfspd; Nerh; Mz;lth; ,NaR fpwp];Jtpd; jpUg;ngahpy; tho;j;Jfs;!

Foe;ijfSf;F mjpf Kf;fpaj;Jtk; jug;gLk; khjk; etk;gh;. ,e;jpahtpy; etk;gh; 14 Mk; ehs; “Foe;ijfs; jpdk;” Mff; nfhz;lhlg;gLfpwJ. njhlf;fj;jpy; ,J If;fpa ehLfspd; ml;ltizg;gb etk;gh; 20 Mk; ehs; nfhz;lhlg;gl;lJ. Foe;ijfspd; chpik> fhprid> fy;tp Nghd;wtw;iwg; gw;wpa tpopg;Gzh;T ju ,e;ehs; epidT$wg;gLfpwJ. Foe;ijfs; cz;ikapNyNa ,d;iwa> ehisa jiyth;fs;> rpwe;j vjph;fhyj;jpw;fhd ek; ek;gpf;if vd;why; mJ kpifahfhJ!

A+jh ehL kw;Wk; vUrNyk; efiug; gw;wpa flTspd; ,iwj;jpl;lj;ij ikakhff; nfhz;L vOjg;gl;l E}Ny Vrhah ,iwthf;F E}yhFk;. ,t;trdk; (Vrh 54:13) $wg;gLk;NghJ ,];uNay; kf;fs; ngh;rpah;fs; topNa ghgpNyhdpa rpiwapUg;gpd; KbTf;F te;jpUe;jdh;. njhlh; Nghhpdhy; jq;fs; ehl;il tpl;L gyte;jkhf ehL flj;jg;gl;L> Ntw;W ehl;by; ,Ue;jNghJ mth;fs; nrhe;j ehL ,bgl;L #iwahlg;gl;L ,opepiyapy; ,Ue;jJ. mth;fSf;F chpikfNsh> milahsq;fNsh> me;j];Njh> vjph;fhyNkh VJkw;wpUe;jdh;. ek;gpf;if mw;Wg;NghapUe;jdh;. ‘mikjp’ vd;gij jhq;fSk; ngw KbAk; vd;gij Vw;Fk; kdepiy mw;wpUe;jdh;.

mopT> mOif> Ntjid vd;gijg; gw;wp Mokhf ,iwthf;Fiuj;jpUe;Jk;> kw;w ,iwthf;F E}y;fisg; NghyNt Vrhah E}Yk; vjph;fhy khl;rp gw;wpa ek;gpf;ifNahL Kw;Wg;ngWfpwJ. Vrhah 53 Mk; mjpfhuk; Nkrpahtpd; Jd;GWjiyg; gw;wp $Wk;NghJ> jpBnud E}ypd; jpirAk; njhdpAk; khw;wk; ngw;W ,iwkf;fspd; khl;rpiag; gw;wp NgRfpwJ Vrhah 54 Mk; Mjpfhuk;. vg;gb mopTk; Jd;GWjYk; ePz;l neba mDgtkhf ,Ue;jNjh> mg;gbNa mijj; njhlh;e;J tUk; khl;rpAk; ,Uf;Fk; vd;W cWjpnra;fpwJ.

ngUk;ghYk; mikjpahd efuq;fspy; fbdg;ghLfs; nghpJkw;w ,lq;fspy; thOk; ek;kpy; gyUf;F> ‘mikjp’ vd;gij cs;shh;e;J Ghpe;J nfhs;s tha;g;Gfs; FiwT. Vrhah 54:13 Mk; trdj;jpy; cs;s “Peace” vd;Dk; Mq;fpyr; nrhy; ‘epiwtho;T’ vd jpUtptpypaj;jpy; nghUj;jkhf nkhopngah;f;fg;gl;Ls;sJ. ,r;nrhy;Yf;F ghJfhg;G> eytho;T> kfpo;r;rp> nropg;G vd gy nghUs;fSk; cs;sd. jhpR epyk; Nghd;W js;sg;gl;l epiyapy; ,Ue;j ehl;bw;F flTs; je;j vjph;fhy khl;rpf;fhd ek;gpf;ifA+l;Lk; ,iwthf;F midtiuAk; cs;slf;fpa xd;W. ,r;rpwg;G ed;ikfSf;F chpikahsh; nghpath;fs; kl;Lkd;W khwhf mth;fspd; topkugpdUk; vd;gijNa ,t;trdk; cWjp nra;fpwJ. ek; gps;isfs; flTSf;F mjp Kf;fpakhdth;fs;!

Vrhah 54:13 kw;nwhU nkhopngah;g;gpy;> “cd; gps;isfs; vy;yhk; naNfhthtpd; rPlh;fs; Mth;….” vd;Ws;sJ. ,Nj gFjpia jhd; Mz;lth; ,NaR Nahthd; 6:45 y; Nkw;Nfhs; fhl;Lfpwhh;. ek; gps;isfs; “flTspd; gps;is” vd;w epiyapypUj;J ‘flTspd; rPlh;’ vd;w epiyf;F Kjph;r;rp ngw Ntz;Lk;. ek;khy; flTisg; gw;wp mth;fs; fw;Wf;nfhs;Sk;NghJ kl;LNk ,J rhj;jpakhFk;. ek; gps;isfspd; ghJfhg;G> Rfk;> ,iwaUs;> Nehf;fk; epiwe;j mikjpahd tho;T ve;j mstpw;F “flTspd; thh;j;ij”ia ehk; mth;fSf;Ff; fw;W jUfpNwhk; vd;gij itj;Nj mikfpwJ. ehk; nra;Ak; rpy nray;fs; ek; gps;isfSf;fhd flTspd; mUis mth;fSf;Fj; jilnra;a tha;g;Gfs; Vuhsk;.

Mz;lth; ,NaR flTspd; jpUTsj;ij jk; tho;tpy; epiwNtw;wpaJ> mthpd; ngw;Nwhh; nghWg;NghL mtiu tsh;j;jjd; tpisT vd;why; mJ kpifahfhJ. nkjb];l; jpUr;rigia Njhw;Wtpj;j [hd; nt];yp> khngUk; jpUr;rig jiytuhf cUthdJ> mthpd; jhahh; #rd;dh nt];yp> flTspd; thh;j;ijia jk; fzth; rhKNty; nt];yp tpl;Lr; nrd;w Md;kPf Fwpg;NgLfspypUj;J mtUf;Ff; fw;Wj; je;jjd; tpisthFk;.

FLk;gq;fspd; kfpo;r;rpahf ,Uf;f Ntz;ba ek; gps;isfs; Ntjidahf khWk; ,d;iwa #oypy; ngw;Nwhh; ,iwrpe;ij nfhz;Nlhuha; Foe;ijg; gUtj;jpypUe;Nj mth;fis flTspd; mr;rj;jpy; tsh;j;J te;jhy;> ,iwkhl;rpf;fhfTk; r%fj;jpd; rPhpa gad;ghl;bw;fhfTk; mth;fs; cUg;ngWthh;fs; vd;gJ cWjp.

flTs; jhNk ,jw;fhd jk; epiwthd mUis ekf;Fk; rpwg;ghf ek; gps;isfSf;Fk; je;jUSthuhf! Mnkd;.

 

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