And, Thursday knows…!

Many a time as i amble down the jogging track in my condo, i meet her. But, for past few days, i have not seen her and have been thinking about her.

She has been special and seems, no noooo, perhaps, I’ve been special for her too. It was love at first sight when i I met her for the first time. She really caught my eyes. I stopped immediately. And, she knew it was her, so she advanced her hand towards me as a gesture of friendship.

“So, cute”, I said. Chubby, cute, furry..and then she blinked at me exactly the one Tom keeps giving his heart to. I mean, the guy in Tom & Jerry show.

I asked her mum what her name was. She said with a big exclamation, “Ooh! Her name is Thursday.”

“Thursday!”, i repeated with a bigger expression.

“Yup. Actually, i found her on Thursday. So, named her so.”

“Okie, but that’s a really cute one”, i said.

“Yeah! She is a lovely cat”, her owner-cum-mum came up with pride.

Indeed she is! I mean, now our friendship has gone ahead. I meet her often down. As i look at her lovingly, she sits down. And, then she lies down on the ground expecting me to run my hand over her furs. She is so lovable.

You know, Thursday knows…LOVE!

She is an animal, but she can sense the love in my look, my hello, my hand shake and my touch. Her acceptance of my love makes her lovable!

She is an animal and she understands love.

Wouldn’t it be so dumb to presume your other fellow human being doesn’t understand the feel of your look, your hug or your speech?

Some people really don’t understand this simple basic thing. That, one CAN FEEL the COLD HUG as much as WARM HUG, or hand, or look or the way they ask, “Hey, buddy how have you been?”, when they actually don’t mean an iota of it.

They know if you are saying something is out of love or not. My family and friends love when i cook for them. It is not that i a great cook. But, they know i have do it for them willingly and lovingly. People may make a five course meal and serve in the finest of table ware, but if there is no love, people will not be able to enjoy food.

A gift that is bought out of formality will be different from one bought out of love. Because, your love and thoughts have gone in it.

An embrace of love will express your feelings to the person without a single word needed.

I mean even your dog knows the loving feeling of your hands..Why can’t humans know that everyone knows love?

“If i speak in the tongues of men and angels, but do not have love, i am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If i have the gift of prophecy, and if i have faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, i am nothing. If i give all i possess to the poor and gave over my body to hardship that i may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:1- 3

Nothing is Impossible for the righteous!

‘Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because i have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.”‘ – Genesis 7:1

God calls Noah, an ordinary man, righteous before Him.

What does this mean? Righteous according to the Law? But there was no law that time. What was God referring to? This title given by God follows God’s command to Noah to build the ark and Noah’s obedience and commitment to Lord’s command (Gen 6:22 – “Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did”).

Imagine how many years it must have taken Noah to build such a gigantic ark to fit in every species of bird and animals, land and water, (Gen 6:19-20). As the time between Genesis 5:32 and Gen 7:6 is 100 years, so most of the scholars believe it took Noah almost a century to build the ark.

Didn’t Noah get tired with this never ending task? Did he think the task was too big or too difficult to be accomplished? Was he ever discouraged by people around him telling his all the time how insignificant was he for the job he was doing? I think this all as a possibly have happened with Noah.

But, in midst of all this, he trusted God and persevered. Regardless of circumstances, time, and people, he just kept on doing the job assigned to him by God and finally, accomplished it.

But, how could he do it all alone?

Yes, Noah was an ordinary man. But, he had faith. Noah’s strength was in his obedience. When he decided to obey, God’s supernatural providence, creativity and design, inspiration, and strength added to his.

Today, you may have some things to accomplish that may seem to be gigantic or impossible to you. Or, you may feel you are just an ordinary person but with dreams and visions in your eyes. It’s Ok!

You are more blessed than Noah because today you have Jesus Christ to take your case up. Just believe that you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you(Phil 4:13). He died for your and my sins so that we can stand righteous before God, sinless, blameless, just as Noah.

So, the moment you believe in Jesus and confess from your mouth, you become righteous. When you trust without any doubt, and keep doing according to His will, impossible become possible, mountains are removed as you are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37).

Though you are ordinary,  your accomplishments would be extraordinary as you are not alone. God’s supernatural power and presence, His provision, ideas, visions, creativity will be added to you according to your faith. Remember, our God accomplishes extraordinary things through ordinary people.

You are righteous and nothing is impossible for you. Amen!