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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True Worship

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Roman.12:1-2

Oh Most Holy God

Your eyes are pure to behold evil

So let our true worship be

A sacrifice of body, soul and spirit

Fitting for the King of kings!


Not that of Cain

Lest we perish and die

But that of faithful Abel

In whose sacrifice

The fire of God delight. Amen.

God’s perfection, our imperfection

1. Looking to God who is perfect 

At times its easy to sing and ask God to open our eyes that we may see Him in all His majesty and glory and holiness. Well as I asked God this, I realised how great His majesty, how magnificent His glory and how pure His holiness is. 


2. Looking at myself who is completely imperfect and far from it

 I saw a filthy, unworthy person standing before the King of kings. I felt that I don’t belong there, I can never be His child or Him to be my Father, for ‘the chasm is far too wide’.  My imperfection seemed far too much and far too wide to allow me reach the other side. 


3. Looking to Jesus my righteousness! 

He took all my imperfection, all my wrongs, all my weaknesses and short comings, nailed it to the cross. As He rose in glory He also clothed me with His perfect righteousness and presented me clean before the Father, that He may ‘look on Jesus and pardon me’. 


All three have taught me some great lessons. Looking at GOD for who He is and not who I think He is. This helped me to recognise where I stand in comparison to His majesty and recognising my need for a Saviour. Thank You Jesus for being the way! 

‘Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”‘ – John.14:6



Worthy is The LAMB!

As I was thinking about Christ’s sacrifice for me, what He has done on the cross, this song by Darlene Zschech came to my mind. Although I have known it for quite some time, I had never really meditated on it well. The lyrics has such a deep meaning that really brings us back to the foot of the cross.

Jesus Lamb of God!

“Thank you for the cross, Lord.
Thank you for the price you paid.
Bearing all my sin and shame, in love you came
And gave Amazing Grace.

Thank you for this love, Lord.
Thank you for the nail-pierced hands.
Wash me in Your cleansing flow, now all I know… 
Your forgiveness and embrace.

Worthy is the Lamb
Seated on the throne.
We crown You now with many crowns
You reign victorious! 
High and lifted up
Jesus, Son of God.
The darling of Heaven, crucified… 
Worthy is the Lamb.”

I sometimes wonder how great the pain must have been for Him to carry the sins of the whole world, from beginning to end, but its way beyond my comprehension! The Son of God, pure and holy, to carry all the sins, shame and dirt of the whole world? Waw, if this is not love, I don’t know what is.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them….

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” ~John.13:12-17, 34-35~

I just don’t know what to say, but knowing that the Lamb who was lead “to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,” (Isaiah.53:7) is now seated at the right hand of the Father, I just echo the song “WORTHY IS THE LAMB!”

 “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” ~Revelation.5:12~