Sunday, January 21, 2007


Westminister Abbey is not a burial place for paupers. Only those who have made it in life get to rest at this famous burial ground in London when they die. One man however defied the norm. He is David Livingstone who wandered about Central Africa in the latter part of he 19th century, attempting to abolish slavery and introduce Christianity to the heathen. When he died in 1873, his possessions were described as follows:
"In the chest was found about a shilling and half, and in other chest his hat, 1 watch and 2 small boxes of measuring instrument. And in other chest 3 drachmas and half half scrople." Other notable items of Livingstone were his bible, diary and a few items of clothing. Most of Livingstone's items were auctioned off for 3 British pounds! Although Livingstone was not a rich man when he walked the face of this world, he saved his wealth in the right place where moth and rust cannot touch it. He was indeed a servant of God who died in love of the unloved.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


"To see God's hand in everything makes life a great adventure." Our Daily Bread. Others would say life is a blast if God is in it. At least this is the conclusions that the greatest or wisest man who ever lived reached (Solomon) when he penned his conclusion to the book of Ecclesiates (see Ecc 12:11-14). Without sensing God, everything becomes routine, boring and rather meaningless.

Monday, January 01, 2007


A young man was playing by the river bank. He got swept away by the fast flowing river in no time. He was no swimmer at all and just bobbed up and down the water. In between shallowing the murky water, he shouted for help and got the attention of a man who was strolling by the river. The man wasted no time. He jumped in the murky water and rescued the young man from drowning. The young man and his family were very thankful. A few months later, the young man got in trouble with the law. He was charged with a break and enter crime and brought before the court. The presiding judge at the court recognized the young man from somewhere. The young man equally recognized the judge. It was the same man who had pulled him out of the murky water. The young man told the judge that he was sorry for the crime and asked for forgiveness. The Judge replied, 'I saved you from drowning and I expected you to live a decent life. Today, I am your judge and you deserve to be punished. You will be sent away to a juvenile detention.'
The above story illustrates what Jesus will do to those who have turned from his free gift of salvation. He came as saviour, two housand years ago but He is coming as Judge to demand of us what we have done with his free pardon. Every person will give an account. As you enter the new year, think of how you can improve your accounting to Jesus and let this be your new year's resolution.