During one of the many days that we discussed deep life matters with a friend, she asked me to define ‘love’. In this modern world, love has taken so many faces and meanings, often associated with romantic love. I replied to my friend with a Bible verse, quoting Paul from 1st Corinthians.13

“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Yet  today, I thought more about the origin and life of love and here is what I have meditated on:

Love was born in the lowliest cot

When Love deserved a king’s court

Love came not to be served

From birth Love was servant hearted


Love was obedient to lay down the crown

To step aside from the throne, for the sake of man

Love didn’t argue, Love was full of trust

Love was very much aware of the Father’s heart


Love grew, in grace and height

Love learnt to speak, read and write

Love’s language was a beautiful sight


Love was humble and meek

Cared for the poor on the street

Hugged the outcast and destitute


Love didn’t have a home

Love dwelled in the hearts of the congregation

Love faced hardship and rejection

But never gave up, love had strong conviction


Love was not afraid

Love confronted the evil and wicked

Yet love was full of compassion

Love renewed the broken hearted


Love was betrayed and denied

As the Father turned His face aside

Love was alone for the first time


Love cried for alternative plan

But knew the deal only Love could suffice

Love chose in the Father’s arms to abide


Love took the lashes

Love faced the shame

Love was rejected

Love had to pay the ultimate price


Love didn’t see the bleed in His hands

Love was still chasing your lost heart

As the thorns pierced through His skull

Love called you by name and said “it is done!”



The Golgotha battle

Perhaps you heard of great battles that had been won, but do you know the greatest battle ever won?

2000 years ago, it occurred upon Golgotha’s hill where heaven and hell, justice and mercy, sin and forgiveness met. In that battle, the Saviour took our pain and punishment of death and nailed them to the cross making a public display of His triumphant sacrifice and love that embraced even the worst of sinners.

There on the cross, our certificate of sentence to death was cancelled, erased because it was paid by the precious blood of the innocent Lamb, because of His immeasurable love.

How do I know who won the battle, for it seemed that for a moment He had lost when He said, “it is finished!” and breathed what seemed His last? Because upon the third day, He concurred the grave, He broke the chains of hell and death and now reigns victorious – forever.

“having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. Colossians 2:14-15

The 21st Century Book of Acts

If there was a book to be written 

Of the plight, pain and persecution 

That my brothers and sisters are facing

Who has the gut to read from start to end

Who would reward them the crown of a saint?


They seem so ordinary or even less

Despised by all declared as fools

Why pay such a high price

Why waste your only life?


Tortured, beaten and crushed

Orphaned, despised and chained

With years of hard labour and ultimately death


It may be hard to imagine

From the comfort of our homes

But we are one body of Christ

Joint and knit together, we have a bond


If all their stories were to be told

And all their plight in detail

The fearful dark nights

The tears of losing loved ones

And the unity and love the Spirit provides

Would you read that book??

“There was once a fiddler who played so beautifully that everybody danced. A deaf man who could not hear the music considered them all insane. Those who are with Jesus in suffering hear this music to which other men are deaf. They dance and do not care if they are considered insane.” – Richard Wurmbrand, Victorious Faith 

NB- Richard Wurmbrand suffered severe persecution under the communist regime and once released started organisations to help Christians facing persecution around the world. 

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Called into Royalty

I had been thinking about the story of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and how she came into royalty. 

Although she is not of royal decent, because she was loved by Prince William, she became worthy to join the royal family. Now she has a special place in Prince William’s heart, because she is his wife. To him, who many people long to even get a glimpse of, she gained the privilege to spend all her life time with. 

Why? Did she earn her way to make him love her? Did she ask others to speak to him on her behalf? No it was as simple as, love. Love broke the barriers between the lay woman and royalty. 

And now that she belongs to him, she can speak to him all her concerns and feelings with out fear. It would be very strange if she started to ask him for something she needed using the queen or any of the royal officials. 

And in our Christian walk, it is exactly the same thing. Many so called Christians forget that they have this wonderful relationship with Christ and spend their lifetime seeking Him and asking for mercy via saints and angels. Yet the Bible says that “the angels long to look into these things” (1Peter.1:12). We have a wonderful privilege that we try and reject with “humility” that we are not worthy to come before this great King, but that is grace (Hebrew.4:14-16).

My Light

Even when the steps ahead are blurred

The road is dark and my torch flickering

Light of the world, I know You will lead


Even when the enemy whisper in my ears

And deafen me with condemnations

You are not worth the cost of His blood

You are not worth the price

For this very reason, I know Christ died


Even when my heart is confused

Trying to find a breakthrough

By attempting to figure out

The meaning of this life

And what I’m supposed to be

Here I am to live for His glory


Even when questions linger on my mind

When the answers seem mysteries to find

I know one thing today

Though He died for my sins

That old, wretched, blood stained cross

Is the reason of my existence


Even when my identity is just on a card

And my sense of belonging has been gone far

Feeling so out of place in this foreign land

Now I found a place to hide

A sanctuary for my soul to abide 


Now He lives, the King of Kings

Seated on the throne

To lead His children home

I don’t deserve it at all

But to His free gift of grace to say no?

Is foolishness, as though I can please Him on my own


Jesus will lead the way, oh yes He will

To those who trust Him

No matter how deaf or blind

No matter how slow or fast the steps

Willingness of a broken heart is all He asks. 



Be Thou my vision

living water

we search for wells to satisfy us

only to find ourselves thirst again

run to the shower in our bathtub

when we can be cleansed in His rain

look for peace in the tiny streams the world offers

when His everlasting water fall is sufficient to heal our pain


should the people of God run away

from the very name that signifies their sonship? – CHRISTian

do we not often neglect why we are here?

when Him turns to me and His to mine

when we decide to take charge of our minds

forgetting that i was crucified with Christ 

and this life i now live is no longer mine


let us hold fast to His grace so we can shine

like the sun in the day and the stars at night

that our cups may overflow and flood all around

let the cross never depart from before our eyes

that the world may see we are the temple of the Holy One!


“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” – Galatians.2:20



Grace and mercyShe was bathed in the stench of ungodliness, she can hardly stand herself. She wondered where things went wrong, but she couldn’t trace their roots. Yet it was there all along creeping and growing with every inch of height she gained.

He saw her first cry, so beautiful and tender in her mother’s arms. Yes, He was the type of King who engaged with His people; from the poor old woman down the road to the rich business man on the high street. From the day she was born, He saw the troubles this girl would face, so He made a plan, for His land was governed by truth and justice. His only Son to take her punishment that she may be freed from those heavy chains she carried around.

Soon she was invited for a visit to the King’s court and was told to come through the front door and that there will be One who will lead her on. She didn’t feel good enough or worthy to enter that way, clearly that’s only for those who are up there, princes and princesses not for a muddy, poor criminal like her. She wasn’t even sure why she should be there, it was not where she belongs. Thus she decided to enter through a lesser gate and asked the guard there if she could go in. He replied, “Sorry Miss but this is not the way to see the King, go through the front door, He is expecting you there.” The girl stepped her foot on the door step and started marching across the shiny, whistle clean aisle. She approached the King on the throne, with the One who loved her by her side. The King couldn’t help but look at her with compassion and mercy. If His Son thought she was worth dying for, she was precious indeed (though at the moment she may not look like it). He rebuked her for insulting Him, as she attempted to evade the invitation by trying to enter through the side door. She thought she was not worth the honour and the truth is- she wasn’t, but there is something called Grace! What mercy? What love?!

“14 Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrew.4:14-16


Christ’s love

I often find myself singing

How I love You my King

How much You mean to me

How wonderful You are


Yet when I think and ponder

What love means to You

And what You have done for me

Lord my fallible words melt to nothing


It was You who showed me

Unconditional love

Marred to give me beauty

Died, so I can live eternally


What then?

Should I stop singing?

No! But I will sing of Your love

Of how You saved my life

Not how much I love You

Or what I do for You

Because its incomparable God. 

Star of Bethelehem


He had known this all along

But tonight laying in a manger

Up in the sky was a displayed symbol

To remind Him of His purpose

He is the Saviour of the world


It stood clearer and brighter  

Than all the stars of the night

Its shape resembled of the figure

On which one day He was to die


As His little head lay on the hay

Tears filled His pure, innocent eyes

For in the quietness of this silent night

He saw the horror of Golgotha’s cry


This same star brought three visitors

With myrrh, frankincense and gold

Reminding Him of His sacrificial death

His Priesthood as the Prince of Peace

And His Kingship as the God incarnate


For us He was born

Laying His majesty aside

He nailed our sins to the cross

By His blood He ransomed us

And made us children of God.

My Lord and my God- JESUS!  

“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John.1:14

“13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” – Colossians.2:13-15

“9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” – Matthew.2:9-11


Quiet trust

There are many things we ask God each time we pray, but do we stop to listen to what He has to say about them? Well God always answers, we just need to listen. Sometimes God says, wait. Yet thats the hardest thing for us who are living in a world where everything is instant. Its like sitting in the middle of a motorway, where lots of cars, buses and trucks are passing by you with speed up to 70mph. Its not easy to sit still as we get battered by questions, doubts and ‘what ifs’, but patience is being there in quiet trust and knowing that God is in control. This song speaks about it, 

Its easy to look at the traffic around us and panic, but God slows the pace and helps us to see things from His perspective. I came across this video that tells of God’s majesty and glory, yet how He loved us, small insignificant people…. 

15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.
16 See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me.” – Isaiah.49:15-16

“6. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,” – Psalm.33:6,18