Blog lessons from the story of creation|The Christian blogger

Lately, I’ve spent time thinking on what my blog is and what I want it to be. Though worthwhile, when I do it wrongly, it consumes me. Mercilessly.

While studying the book of Genesis, some things dawned on me as though I was reading the book of Genesis for the first time.

That’s one of the things that still baffles me – how a passage I’ve read over time can have a fresh impact on me.

And I have these to share. Enjoy. 🙂


Creating something out of nothing.

From the story of creation, we see that there was never a trace of earth from the very beginning. It was a thought which later became a reality in the process of time.

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1:2 NIV

Blog posts, sometimes are birthed from deep love for or hatred for a particular thing or issue.

Ideas, thoughts, inspirations and contents (like my cousin would call it) come sweeping in. Some come as inspiration from God, past experiences. The list goes on.

And in rare cases do these thoughts come without conflicts.

I have seen another thing in this life that is not fair and is very hard to understand.

The opening verse of Ecclesiastes 6.

Pride can come creeping in at the very beginning of a blog post. Need I mention the regular guests who hardly ever give in – philosophy and ideology. Fear of whatever it is – it varies.

Well, it takes God’s grace, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit to bring the peace needed for progress.

I suppose, the Spirit of God hovered over the waters to bring the needed calmness.

Whichever means we took to get to the point of publishing, I’m convinced we started from the intangible to the tangible, and not the reverse. And a lot happened in between.


Introduction of light

Without doubt, some of these ideas, thoughts and inspiration come with great enthusiasm, but there’s always need to calm down and bring them to light so that we don’t get all carried away by self.

Well, light in this regard is “…Jesus Christ who is the Wisdom of God” 1Corinthians 1:24 GNT

It’s very possible that while, a post was conceived by the Holy Spirit, the end result is a blend of human philosophy and intellectualism. Yes.

I’m not in any way saying that we shouldn’t make our own studies and research whatsoever – after all, to a reasonable extent, our blog posts are reflections of our understanding of a topic of deliberation.

I’m only saying that we should do all in the Light of the knowledge of Jesus.

Paul the Apostle says, in effect:

“we use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God fitting every loose thought and emotions and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.”

Do all in the Light of the knowledge of Jesus.


Order.

Organizing blog content could be somewhat exacting – choosing what comes before the other, taking out irrelevant parts, making the blog reflect your taste.

The idea you intend passing can be misconstrued as a result of disorganized contents.

We see God setting things in place, the way they ought to be. He never created sea life before creating the water bodies.

He could have chosen to create the fishes first before the water (it’d have taken Him nothing to keep them alive – He is omnipotent). But He chose to follow the right pattern. Lesson worth remembering.


Appreciation.

…and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:10 KJV

Is it not interesting to see God appreciate Himself, even at early stage of creation? Worth adopting! Personal appreciation, when done rightly, is healthy for Christian bloggers. It’s a great energizer.

I believe it reduces the chances of unhealthy competition with other bloggers, as more energy is directed to God through Thanksgiving.

 


 

Planning.

Evening passed and morning came—that was the third day.
Genesis 1:13 GNT

God, all sovereign created the universe within the space of six days. There’s been and still is an argument over the length of each day of creation.

Well, that’s not quite as important as the lesson(s) learnt.

The interpretation I have for this verse sounds funny to me…

Series! Series!! Series!!!

There’s no fixed interval for doing a series.

The interval for your series could be daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, whichever. The choice is yours. However, consistency is key.

*I’m doing no series currently, but I’m working on that. And it’ll be available very soon.

 


 

Consultation.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…
Genesis 1:26 KJV

Here we see communication, I believe, within the Trinity. I see the most profound level of like mindedness and understanding.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV

Joining or creating a Christian (bloggers) community is not bad as long as purpose is not deferred. I believe it’s a good medium for sharpening one other.

We can also view this from the perspective of prayer. Communication with a Higher Authority.

As far as Christian blogging is concerned, prayer is essential.

Our strength lies beyond the ink.

I believe that it’s in the place of prayer that we discuss with the Master, Jesus whom we are working under. We give account of our stewardship during prayer.

…So much happens in the place of prayer.


Problem solving.

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Genesis 1:29‭-‬30 KJV

Just when I thought God was just creating things, I see something amazing.

Almost (if not) all of what God created are for the service of one another. Solutions.

There’s a lot God can do through our blogs if we allow Him.

Solace to the distressed; strength to the weak; insight to the blindfolded (2Cor. 4:3-4); direction to the lost; salvation to the perishing; health to the sick, life to the dead. It’s an endless list.


Rest.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Genesis 2:2 KJV

There’s need for rest. The spirit man can be ever alive, but we need to understand that we dwell in a mortal body. This mortal body is limited in so many ways. Thus, the need to take care of our body.

God not only takes interest in our services, He’s also concerned about our well being. Stay healthy.

Thanks for reading thus far.

#MoreGrace

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The Manual|The Man you are

An elderly friend got a new machine not quite long ago. And he just decided to make use of it now. Prior to the time of installation, he points to the booklet in his hand and says, “study the manual”. I agreed to do so.

After a while, the Holy Spirit spoke to me about the use of manual. And I thought I could share it with you.

We’d be looking at the topic in the light of Colossians chapter 2. I’ve been studying the chapter for some time now, and I find it fitting for this post. It’s not a Bible study though.

This post is a long, I didn’t want to split it into two parts. Do bear with me, please.

Enjoy it!

What’s a manual?

This is a booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine.

I’d like to draw our attention to the verb, ‘instruct’. The manual instructs. *really?* Yeah, it does speak. It speaks the mind of the manufacturer. It tells us the intent of the manufacturer – how his invention should be used.

However, not everyone sees the need to look at the manual. Some people do this ignorantly, while some knowingly ignore the manual because they’ve attained a certain height in the knowledge of technology. *do you give little or no attention to manuals? If yes, why?*

At this juncture, it’ll be my pleasure to announce that

God is the manufacturer

We are His invention.

His written Word is our manual.

With respect to the second reason I cited for people ignoring manuals, no amount of human knowledge can bring about fulfillment of the purpose for which man was created. Not at all. It doesn’t apply to God.

The world is increasing vastly in human knowledge – technology, medicine and so on. Yet, the Bible records “My people are destroyed because they have no knowledge. You …have refused to learn…” Hosea 4:6

The Message Translation translates knowledge as ‘the revelation of God

Necessity for the Manual.

“My goal is that they… may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Colossians 2:2‭-‬3 NIV

Here Paul expresses a deep concern – the believers should come to the acknowledgement of and complete understanding of the manual, Jesus.

“…I …delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Colossians 2:5‭-‬7 NIV

Paul not only wants the believer to acknowledge and understand the manual, but also desires obedience to Jesus. Our lives, as Christians, ought to be shaped by the manual.

He goes on to say, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”
Colossians 2:9‭-‬10 NIV

Wow! He’s simply saying, Jesus is the embodiment of God. The manual is a complete reflection of the manufacturer’s mind.

“And it is in union with Him that you have been made full…”
Colossians (Col) 2:10 CJB

Hallelujah, in Christ we are complete.

The Manual is a complete guide, divinely instructing on the man you are meant to be.

What the manual offers.

Features

The manual gives a detailed analysis of the machine. More often than not, the structural overview is given as fully labeled diagrams.

All through the Bible, we see God speaking of man’s identity. It’s very easy to identify with a wrong identity – Ignore the manual.

Our true identity lies in the revelational knowledge of whom God is. You can’t possibly know who you are outside God. You need to know God (not about God) to know yourself. And Jesus, the Word, is the only way to knowing God.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6 KJV

Installation

Installation could prove knotty when I little or nothing is known about the features. We can’t fit into God’s redemptive plan if we don’t know whom we are in Christ. A triangular peg and a round hole are not compatible. “Blessed is the one …whose delight is in the law of the Lord , and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water…”
Psalm 1:1‭-‬3 NIV

How to use

This part is aimed at maximizing efficiency. The how-to-use section is very important seeing human philosophy and ideology are somewhat prevalent. Paul has this to say in verse 8 of Colossians 2. “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” NKJV

To those of us, Christians, who go about Christianity religiously (just like the Pharisees), the use of (almost) all machine varies with changing conditions. For example, the operation of a washing machine is influenced by the material(s) to be washed – that’s just one of a million more cases. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
2 Peter 1:3 NIV

Troubleshooting

We pay for ignorance. and it is no cheap commodity – the price increase with increasing level of ignorance. Tragic! The troubleshooting is included, I believe, to make us say confidently just like Paul, “there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…” Romans 8:1. This was not the case in the last eleven verses of chapter 7.

The price we pay for ignorance increases with increasing distance from knowledge. Worse than that, the price we pay is often only to get solution and not knowledge.

The manual is somewhat respected when it comes to troubleshooting. It saves us the cost of paying for ignorance.

You know how it feels when nothing comes of your effort to rectify a technical issue you unexpectedly find yourself in while operating a friend’s new device or a borrowed stuff. *profuse sweating* 🤣🤣.

Once upon a time, I went into our church’s office to make some photocopy for immediate use with a newly installed photocopy machine. Everything was going well until I heard something that sounded like a big stone fell on the photocopy machine. It stopped working. Knowing that I had no knowledge of its operation. I was almost crying in fear. “Oh my goodness! Who sent me here?…” *the secretary was quite unfriendly. And there was no one around to help.

I remember praying seriously for everything to return to normal, when I stumbled upon the manual. *a loud sigh. I didn’t thank God until it was in good shape. 🙂.

I’d love to hear your own ignorance tale. 🙂😉

Customer service contact

Interestingly, we are not always left alone with a do-it-yourself booklet that’s filled with just instructions. The customer service contact section contains phone number(s), address and sometimes email addresses of agents, who could be of help.

We have Jesus, Heaven’s Hotline. And if there’s any personal service, expect to welcome the Holy Spirit, Heaven’s agents.

In conclusion,

NOTE: the Bible was not written for man to just have a change of habits. God has revealed His mind hoping that we’ll grow to see through His eyes.

And we can only see through His eyes when we are in Him. When we come to the point of seeing through God’s eyes, the genuine Change becomes conspicuous to the world.

He wants us to get into a relationship with Him. Thus, the need for the Customer Service Contact. A means through which communication is enhanced.

Communication is key in relationship.

And the means are right before us. Prayer and the Word of God.

Praying and studying the Bible are not quite easy exercises, especially for beginners. I sometimes feel reluctant to do so. But then, what you start off as discipline can grow to become a lifestyle.

#MoreGrace

Be Prepared|The Great Day of the Lord

“And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand… “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”

Daniel 12:9‭-‬10‭, ‬13 NKJV

Reading from the beginning of the chapter, I see a curious listener, listening with so great attention. But is able to make almost nothing of all that he’s heard.

He could barely raise his hand above his already tucked in head. But then his curiosity seeming great, he quietly asks, “O my Lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?”

The Angel gently rests his hand on Daniel and says, “go your way: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”

And Daniel sighs softly in disappointment. The Angel not only hears, but also feels the sigh and he decides to tell Daniel little of the signs.

And that’ll be our area of focus.

“Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”

What message does this reply convey?

We’ll see possible answers, making reference to other passages in the Bible.

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. …Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
Isaiah 55:1‭-‬3 NIV

The thirsty here is everyone who is not saved.

And the those without money are the gentile nations. Those who were never in the Abrahamic covenant; never qualified by virtue of their nativity.

And the call to eat and drink is the grandest – The Salvation Call.

One more thing. Did you notice the ‘buy’ in the passage. All who are thirsty a called to come and buy, and not take.

For everything we buy, we pay. So what’s the price. Nothing less than our life. Let me explain.

In Daniel chapter 1, the king gave order, that arrangement be made to select those fit to serve in the king’s court (the positions come with profound benefits). And in order to achieve this, the contestants were taught the Palace ethics. Why is this necessary? The king has his standards. Simple. Everyone gets equal opportunity, and what you choose to do with it determines your fate.

Jesus cannot dwell in a heart that is less than whole.

– anonymous.

God does not have any problem with His creation, no. The problem is that of sin. He loves the sinner, but hates sin. Thus, the price we pay is giving up the life of sin. That’s not too much to ask of. Worth adding: the devil loves sin, but hates sinners.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
John 3:16‭, ‬18 NIV
In the last days, God will make available Grace to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. And the Holy Spirit is made available to teach us and keep us in Jesus. This we see in the ministries of the Apostles in the early church.

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say… “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:14‭, ‬40‭-‬41 NIV.

This was never the case long before that time.

Let’s not forget the second part of the sign. As many are receiving the gift of Salvation and drawing nearer to Christ, many are simultaneously deepening their root in evil.

The once-regarded abominations now have the backings of the government. Completely Legal. The moral standards are fast degrading as the world’s system is encroaching the church. Only few carry the truth, as it is now too heavy to move with. We no longer see Wisdom in being faith-full, we’ve chosen to be foolishly sin-full. Abnormalities are now termed normal. And the world sees nothing wrong with that. How foolish.

The signs that were revealed to Daniel are unfolding right before our eyes. What effect has this on you? Do you choose to continue in the world’s delusion, or do you choose wake up to the reality of God’s eternal truth?

All that we’ve deliberated on are signs of the time and not the day itself. No one knows it. Thus, the need to remain prepared.

The time of The Master’s Return may not be a motivating factor for the world anymore, but the certainty of His Return cannot be over emphasized. Be Prepared.

#MoreGrace

The Potter’s touch.

This post was inspired by T. R. Nobel‘s post, I was the seed that thought I could grow.

However, it took me more than expected to put this post together. Sit back and enjoy it. I hope it ministers to you.

I couldn’t be any better –

Everyone’s delight,

At the beck and call of all.

#Desired

 

Out of the blue,

A call to be served.

How rewarding.

#Desirous

 

“I say this because I know the plans that I have for you …I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 ERV

Indescribable, was His gentle touch.

His touch matched His Words.

Ouch! It left me all cracked.

 

And in the least fraction of time,

Shattered, shattered, shattered.

#Disappointed

And what seemed like a storm

Were the Potter’s graceful showers.

Oh! Please… What difference did it make?

 

I was fast losing my curves, patterns and shades.

My pride. My definition. My dignity.

And only one thing comes to mind – His Words.

 

And as though no one cared,

With precision, the blows kept coming on and on!

How dare you call it a massage?

#Devastated. No! #Dead.

 

Tossed onto the Potter’s wheel,

Round and round it spurned and wait!…

I remember that feeling – The Potter’s gentle touch.

 

His hands were all over me.

I could feel the very contours that defined his finger prints,

As He shaped me into His perfect thought(s).

 

And then, the fire. Yes, the fire!

Against my expectation refined and consummated me.

Making bold and clear the Potters aesthetics.

 

The Potter’s choice and use of colour

Made me a reality of the Potter’s plan.

And as He presents me to the Father,

 

… Only one thing comes to mind –

His Words.

 

Hallelujah! I am the Potter’s now and forever.

Why Satan might keep you from porn|Desiring God.

As much as I’d love to publish my own post, I am persuaded to share posts worth reading (like this one) whenever I come by any. It’s a long one from Greg Morse of Desiring God, though it (the post) has its roots from C. S lewis. Enjoy it.

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Fasten!

Fasting if we conceive of it truly, must not . . . be confined to the question of food and drink; fasting should really be made to include abstinence from anything which is legitimate in and of itself for the sake of some special spiritual purpose. There are many bodily functions which are right and normal and perfectly legitimate, but which for special peculiar reasons in certain circumstances should be controlled. That is fasting.

-Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

When last did you fast?…

That’s a big one for so many (I mean no judgement) even some of those who fast very often. Not so much because they don’t fast, but because of varying level of understanding. Well, I just thought I could share my thoughts on fasting. I’ll start by saying (repeated) failure in this aspect of Christianity should not discourage you from trying and seeking to understand it. I urge you to keep on pressing on – when you come to proper understanding of what fasting is, you’ll definitely make up for your losses. It’s a world of untold wonders.

I describe fasting this way:

Fasting = Fastening

Fasting is one of the many ways we express our love for God.

Whenever you fasten your seatbelt, you literally leave no gap between you and the belt. This illustration explains it better: an airtight hug with a family member, loved one or friend whom you haven’t seen over a long time.

So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14:33 NKJV

It is this deep love that births a fence that stops all other things or people from coming in between us and God. “people also?” you might think. Yes people too. Have a look at this same verse in a different translation. Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it good-bye, you can’t be my disciple.
Luke 14:33 MSG
As pointed earlier, fasting means to fasten oneself to God, leaving no space for anyone or anything in between. You can fast from a whole lot of things, good and evil. – food, drinks, hubbies, people, the list goes on. But that doesn’t make the aforementioned evil. As a matter of fact, most of the countless things that compete with our love and craving for more of God are not evil, they are the very gifts from God, given with so great love and purpose beyond criticism.

Fasting is like an ocean, you can’t tell the beauty that lies beyond the surface, holding on to the comfort of your boat.

So fasting, when done rightly, is not a period of pain, rather great delight in God, expressing our great love for God over His gifts through abstinence. Have you ever had a discussion with an intimate friend that you had to skip your meal? Yeah. That’s it. It’s not about staying hungry. Set out a time to commune with God, value it, appreciate it and make the most of it. While abstinence is key, avoid focusing on whatever you’re abstaining from – let your time with God be your priority.

One of my friends told me the best fasting he ever did was the shortest (as at then). One other friend puts it in perspective, “I live a fasted life”. As a matter of fact, our strengths are revealed in fasting. I’d say it’s better experienced than explained.

There’s still a lot to learn about fasting – this post is limited on the topic of fasting. A personal insight on fasting may be interesting, but I feel having a more experienced person to coach you on this is necessary. I recommend John Piper’s book on fasting, A hunger for God

Forgive and Forget (Fore-give and Fore-get)

Hello dear readers. Today I’d like to draw our attention to the command to forgive and forget. This I would do, taking a walk out of the argument lane – ‘is it really possible to forgive and forget?’. I don’t intend to make much contribution as regards the possibility of ‘forgiving and forgetting’, because God who gives us the grace to forgive also gives us the grace to forget – we are the ones who have placed this exorbitant price tag. I just thought I could add this picture. It’s funny though… 

God who gives us the grace to forgive also gives us the grace to forget – we are the ones who have placed this exorbitant price tag.

However, we would be treating the topic from a different and probably more practical perspective. 

Like I do most times, I’d like to break down the key words in the title. 

Forgive = Fore + Give 

Forget = Fore + Get

The word fore has its dictionary (www.dixtionary.com) meaning to be

  1. situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.

  2. first in place, time, order, rank, etc.; forward; earlier.

With the dictionary definitions above, we can describe forgive as ‘to give first’. The same rule applies to forget – ‘to get first’. 

The crux, I believe, is what are we to give? And what do we get in return?

When Jesus commands that we forgive, I believe He is commanding us to be godly enough to show (give) mercy to those who offend us. I write godly because, if anyone is in Christ, he  is  a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV). Such a person now possesses same Grace as Jesus to show mercy, even to the very worst offender. You can only give what you have. I mean no harm whatsoever, but it is not surprising how many can’t forgive – they just don’t have the Grace (Jesus) needed to forgive. 

The first half of the command is more of an action (to be carried out by man), while the second half is a reaction (to be carried out by God). Once we are able to have mercy on others, we are undoubtedly qualified for God’s Mercy.  On the contrary, when we refuse to forgive others we actually make our own forgiveness from God a mission impossible – it’s not a curse. The same applies to ourselves – when we fail to forgive ourselves, we find it difficult to receive from God. The believer who has difficulty believing that God has forgiven him has a slight chance of experiencing the Joy of Salvation. Not because God has not made it available, but because such a person is made to believe that it is not available. I will give you three Biblical references amongst others.

  • Matthew 6: 12-15
  • Matthew 18: 23-35
  • Matthew 5: 7

#foreGIVE mercy to whoever & #foreGET mercy from God. 

Where Dead Men Lie | Desiring God

All youths, especially the male; married and unmarried men and women should carefully read through this article. The content of this article is worth knowing. Please don’t be that person whose life could get marred because of ignorance. 

I got this from DesiringGod.com

Open the link to get the gem.

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What’s Wrong with Dressing Immodestly for Attention? | Desiring God

This is worth reading and listening to. I got this as a mail from Pastor John Piper’s site which I subscribed to. And I dare not keep it to myself. It is physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally helpful to both genders. https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/what-s-wrong-with-dressing-immodestly-for-attention?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ask-pastor-john

Happy birthday to You… 

This is the season of Christ’s birth, and the Holy Spirit draws my attention to Birthday wishes for the Celebrant. Of course, one sure way which we can send Christ our birthday wishes is through discussing with Him. That brings us to a very crucial aspect of Christianity – Prayer. This is the means through which we communicate with God. While I don’t intend to dwell much on elucidating prayer, there are some important aspects that needs proper consideration with respect to the topic. 

Like we know, prayer is one of the means through which we communicate with God. It’s more of a dialogue. And, as read earlier, it is preferably the means through which we send our wishes. It will be a bad thing if one fails to send birthday wishes on his or her friend’s birthday. Guess what! The saviour is not excluded from this. He wants to hear from you. 

More than anyone else, Christ deserves birthday wishes. And these He wants to hear from you. 

Unfortunately, the season meant for a cordial communication with God and the members of the body of Christ has turned out to be a season for celebration of copious number of irrelevance. Well, Christmas means so much to the world that Christ is taken away from its definition. For some, it is a global date/period for mass celebration. We celebrate food, clothing and fireworks so well that we do not recognize Jesus, the celebrant. Although, it is a good thing  celebrate and share love during this season, Christ should remain the priority. 

To wish Jesus happy birthday is to acknowledge His virgin birth; sinless life; atoning death; triumphant resurrection; ascension and abiding intercession; His second coming and millennial reign on earth. More than anyone else, Christ deserves birthday wishes.

    Happy Birthday King Jesus.