This Month's Promise

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son...”

- (John 3:16)

Read: I Corinthians 8: 5-6


“There is one God and one mediator ... Christ Jesus , who gave Himself as a ransom for all men.” (I Timothy 2:5,6)

Once a wealthy family in England had been on a holiday. In the farm house where they stayed, there was a swimming pool. The young boy of the wealthy parents who was playing near the pool slipped and fell inside and was drowning. But the little son of the gardener rescued the child immediately. To show his gratitude the father asked the gardener what he wanted. The gardener hesitatingly replied, “My son wants to study medicine. If only you can ... ” The father was too glad to bear the cost of his studies. Years later, the Premier of that country was down with a fatal fever. The most famous physician was called to attend on him. The best treatement was given to the Premier and he survived miraculously. After his recovery, the physician who treated him said, “Never a man had to be grateful to the same person twice over like me is.” The Premier was the Prime Minister of England, Sir Winston Churchill and the physician was none other than the one who invented Pencillin - Alexander Fleming, the son of the gardener.

Dear friends, we as children of God have a great reason to be doubly grateful to Him. Firstly, He is our Creator. Genesis 2:7 says, “The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” In Job 10:8, Job says, “Your hands shaped me and made me”, and in verse 12 he says, “You gave me life”. The Psalmist says in Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Secondly, God sent His Son Jesus to this world, who died on the Cross, and shed His blood to save us from eternal death. Jesus is our Redeemer. Shouldn’t we be grateful to Him twice over? Let us love Him with all our heart, our mind and our strength. Let us obey Him and serve Him all the days of our life.

PRAYER:  Heavenly Father, you are my Creator, for you created me that I came to exist. Jesus, you are my Savior for you saved me from my sins. Thank you Lord. I am grateful twice over to you. Let me love you and serve you faithfully. Amen.