THE CROSS IN MY POCKET
From: A Hann
I carry a cross in my pocket
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be
This little cross is not magic
Nor is it a good luck charm
It isn't meant to protect me
From every physical harm
It's not for identification
For all the world to see
It's simply an understanding
Between my Saviour and me
When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or a key
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me
It reminds me, too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say
It's also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my master
And give themselves to His care
So i carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life
If only I'll let him be
Thank you Jesus! ... 2jesus
I was sitting on a plane after a long, tiring business trip. I was a bit grouchy and irritable because the rigorous schedule I had made for myself left me exhausted. Looking to not talk to the person next to me and simply endure the flight, I decided to open my newspaper and read about what was happening in the world. As I continued to read, it seemed that everywhere I looked there were stories of injustice, pain, suffering, and people losing hope. Finally, fueled by my tired, irritable state, I became overcome with compassion and frustration for the way things were. I got up and went to the bathroom and broke down.
With tears streaming down my face, I helplessly looked to the sky and yelled to God.
"God, look at this mess. Look at all this pain and suffering. Look at all this killing and hate. God, how could you let this happen? Why don't you do something?"
Just then, a quiet stillness pacified my heart. A feeling of peace I won't ever forget engulfed my body.
And, as I looked into my own eyes in the mirror, the answer to my own question came back to me ...
"Steve, stop asking God to do something. God already did something, he gave you life. Now YOU do something!"
Dear Pastor / Brother / Sister in Christ,
Greetings to you in Jesus' name!
I ask apology to you as I couldn't address to you properly as I am in great need to send this email to you immediately.
I would like to share with you that I have met with Mrs. Surjyu Bibi and her daughter at one of our House Church fellowship on last Tuesday (on dated 19th July). They have heard The Gospel of Christ from our dear Sis. Moyazan and Sister Aimazan and they became very interested to learn more about Jesus. The radical Muslims has given threats to all the local villagers not to keep social & any other relation with our dear believer families and not to show any interest for The Gospel of Christ. But still they both (Mrs. Surjyu Bibi & her young daughter decided to attend at our Fellowship. I had encouraged them from God's Word so that they will trust on Him and not to fear the radical Muslims.
Today, Sis. Moyazan & Aimazan went to visit Surjyu Bibi & her daughter just few hours ago. As soon as they reached at their home, several hundreds radical Muslims joined together and shouted, pushed, mocked, harassed them and wanted to bit to our dear Moyazan & Aimazan. They accused them as they are sharing The Gospel of Jesus to other villagers. Several hundreds radical Muslims held them and not allowing them to return their homes. A group of radical Muslims wanted to call meeting against them and take action against Moyazan & Aimazan immediately. However, one of our believer sister from the same village informed me about the situation. We all prayed for God's protection in their lives and I tried to contact Police Station. Then I talked to Aimazan through cell phone and she said that they both are released now by His grace. Radical Muslims tried to snatch her mobile so that she may not be able to contact to me / us or police station. A man twisted one hand of Mrs. Suryu Bibi but it has not broken.
I humbly request you kindly uphold Mrs. Surjyu Bibi & her daughter and other family members in your prayers. Please pray for the protection of all our believer families in this village. Also pray that God's will change the hearts of radical Muslims for His own glory.
Thank you Jesus for your protection ... 2jesus