Rev. R. David Dhinakaran
Promise for the Month
“The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.” – Deut 28:12 (NIV)
Dearly Beloved in Christ,
Greetings to you all in the name of the God of Labour!
1st May is observed as the “International Labour’s Day.” During the 19th century, 14 to 18 hours of work was not uncommon. Workers were made to work from ‘Sunrise to Sunset.’ The origin of May Day was the struggle for a shorter work day. ‘Eight Hour Movement’ started in America in the year 1884, which gave birth to the May Day.
God also worked with the clay and made the first human beings (Adam & Eve) [Gen 2:7,21,22]. Only the God of Labour can bless the Labourers.
Book of Deuteronomy contains the final words of Moses to the children of Israel. When he gave this exhortations, Israelites were encamped outside the promised land.
Deuteronomy Chapter 28 is divided into two divisions. (i) Blessings (Deut 28:1-14) (ii) Curse (Deut 28:15-68). We would feel jealous of owning every single blessing when we read through the passage. Blessing of Prosperity, Blessing of Protection, Blessing of Privilege.
God’s covenant with Israel contained 3 major features. The Law, the Sacrifice, the Choice.
As a literary form, this chapter is similar to the ancient treaties, between a king and His people. Here God the King of Kings, making a covenant with His people Israel.
Every promise of the Bible has a IF-THEN condition. Blessings of Living in God’s Standards. “If you will only obey the Lord y our God by diligently observing all His commandments that I am commanding you today… blessings shall come upon you and overtake you.” (Deut 28:2). Also read (Deut 28:15) for the warning of curse.
God’s Blessings would be so powerful that they would become upon you and overtake you. They wouldn’t be able to escape the blessings. Are we experiencing God’s blessings in our work?
May our Work & Business are being done on the standards of the Scripture.
We thank and praise God for the VBS Ministries held in the villages. Kindly encourage your children to participate in VBS to be held in our Church from 3rd – 12th May 2019.
We Praise God for another year of His Faithfulness with St. Luke’s family. Kindly join together to thank God in a Combined Holy Communion worship at 06:30 PM on 27.05.2019.
Yours in God’s Mission,
Rev. R. David Dhinakaran
“jf;f fhyj;jpy; cd; epyj;jpw;F kio nfhLf;fTk;> mjdhy; eP Nkw;nfhs;Sk; nray;fs; midj;jpw;Fk; Mrp toq;fTk;> jk; ed;ikfspd; fUT+ykhfpa thdj;ij Mz;lth; cdf;fhfj; jpwg;ghh;”
ciog;ghsuhk; flTspd; jpUg;ngahpy; tho;j;Jfs;!
Nk khjk; 1 Mk; ehs; mfpy cyf ciog;ghsh; jpdkhf nfhz;lhlg;gLfpd;wJ. 19 Mk; E}w;whz;by;> ehs; xd;Wf;F 14 Kjy; 18 kzp Neuk; Ntiy nra;tJ nghJthd xd;whf ,Ue;jJ. #upad; cjpj;J> m];jkpf;Fk; tiu ciog;ghsh;fs; Ntiy nra;a tw;GWj;jg;gl;ldh;. ‘vl;L kzp Neu ,af;fk;’ (Eight Hour Movement) Kd;itj;j ‘Fiwe;j Neu Ntiy’ vd;gjw;fhdg; Nghuhl;lNk “Nk jpdk;” vd;gJ 1884 y; mnkupf;fhtpy; cUthdJ.
ehk; topg;gLk; flTSk; kz;idf; nfhz;L cioj;J Kjy; kdpjh;fshd Mjhk; Vthis cUthf;fpdhh; (Mjp 2:7>21>22). ciof;Fk; flTs; kl;LNk ciog;ghsh;fis MrPh;tjpf;f KbAk;.
cghfkk; E}y;> ,];uNay; kf;fSf;F NkhNr $wpd epiwT thf;Ffisf; nfhz;Ls;sJ. thf;Fjj;j ehl;il ngWtjw;F Kd; fhdhd; ehl;bw;F ntspNa ghisak; ,wq;fpapUe;jNghJ ,e;j mwpTiufs; ,];uNay; kf;fSf;F toq;fg;gl;ld.
cghfkk; 28 Mk; mjpfhuk;> ,uz;L ngUk; gphpTfshf cs;sJ. (1) Mrp (cgh 28:1-14) (2) rhgk; (cgh 28:15-68). ,g;gFjpia gbf;Fk;NghJ xl;Lnkhj;j MrPh;thjq;fisAk; ehk; ngw;W nfhs;s Ntz;Lk; vd;Dk; vz;zj;ij ek;Ks; fz;bg;ghf vOg;Gk;> mitfs; nropg;gpd; MrPh;thjk;, ghJfhg;gpd; MrPh;thjk;> jdpr;rpwg;gpd; MrPh;thjk;.
,];uNayUld; flTspd; cld;gbf;if *d;W Kf;fpa jd;ikfs; nfhz;lJ. rl;lk;> gyp> njhpe;njLg;G. ,g;gFjp goq;fhy murh;fs; jq;fs; kf;fNshL nra;J nfhs;Sk; ‘xg;ge;jk;’ Nghy; cs;sJ. murh;fSf;nfy;yhk; muruhk; flTSk; kf;fs; ,];uNayUld; jk; cld;gbf;ifia Vw;gLj;Jfpd;whh;.
jpUkiwapy; cs;s xt;nthU thf;Fjj;jKk; fPo;g;gba Ntz;baf; fl;lisiaf; nfhz;Ls;sJ. flTspd; vjph;g;ghh;g;GfSf;F Vw;g tho;tjpd; MrPh;thjq;fs; (cghfkk; 28:2) tpsf;Ffpd;wJ. ‘cd; flTshfpa Mz;lthpd; FuYf;Fr; nrtpf; nfhLj;jhy;> ,e;j Mrpfnsy;yhk; cd;Nky; te;J cd;dpy; epiyf;Fk;.’ rhgj;jpd; vr;rhpg;igAk; (cgh 28:15) y; fhz;f.
flTspd; Mrp ek;ik Nkw;nfhz;L ek;kpy; epuk;g Mw;wy; nfhz;lJ. mij ehk; tpyfp nry;y ,ayhjit. Mdhy; mjidg; ngw;W nfhs;tjw;F Vw;g ek; tho;tpYk;> ifapl;L nra;Ak; NtiyapYk; flTspd; vjph;g;ghh;g;Gfis epiwNtw;WfpNwhkh? ek; tho;Tk;> ifapl;L nra;Ak; NtiyapYk; jpUkiwapd; mbj;jsj;jpy; cs;sitfshf ,Uf;f flTs; mUs;Ghpthuhf. Mnkd;.
tpLKiw tptpypag; gs;sp (VBS) 2019:
,t;thz;bd; fpuhk tpLKiw tptpypag;gs;sp Copaq;fSf;fhff; flTSf;F ed;wp VnwLf;fpd;Nwhk;. ek; jha; jpUr;rigapy; Nk khjk; 3 Kjy; 12 tiu eilngwTs;s VBS y; jq;fs; gps;isfis gq;F ngw nra;aTk;.
Mya Mz;L tpoh:
J}a Y}f;fh Mya FLk;gkhf flTspd; fle;j Mz;bd; topelj;JjYf;fhf ehk; ed;wp VnwLf;f 27.05.2019 (jpq;fs;) khiy 06:30 kzpf;F XUq;fpize;jj; J}a jpUtpUe;J topghl;by; fye;J nfhs;sTk;.
mUl;gzp. ,uh. Nltpl; jpdfud;