Thursday, October 27, 2005

Forgiveness

FORGIVENESS
One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident. As time went on, she became a faithful member of the church. She eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching young children.
It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and heart of the pastor's son. The relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans. This is when the problems began. You see, about one-half of the church did not think that a woman with a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor's son. The church began to argue and fight about the matter. So, they decided to have a meeting. As the people made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was getting completely out of hand.
The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up about her past. As she began to cry, the pastor's son stood to speak.
He could not bear the pain it was causing his wife-to-be. He began to speak and his statement was this:
"My fiancee's past is not what is on trial here. What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin.
Today, you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?"
The whole church began to weep as they realized that they had been slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely, then it cannot cleanse us completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus--end of case!!!
-- Author Unknown

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Welcome classmates

This blog has been created for all of us born in 1956, plus or minus a year or two, and sharing the same school, namely ACS Ipoh. I shall be inviting all to co-administer this blog with me. Please feel free to post your thoughts, pictures and give comments on each others' posts. However be mindful not to post obsene articles or thoughts.

The advantages of a blog are that the old articles, pictures are archived and readily reviewed.

Please try to blog together. If you have any problems posting do let me know. HKK also has experience blogging.