Thursday, November 23, 2017

Reflection - Breaking free from our illusions


Source (book): "Finding rest for the soul", Chapter One, Question 3, Page 32.
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012



As in the story of Zacchaeus, Jesus also knows each one of us personally.
PHOTO: As in the story of Zacchaeus, Jesus also knows each one of us personally. He knows all about us - our hang-ups, sins, fears, and aspirations. Just as Jesus asked Zacchaeus to come down from the tree, He asks us to come down from our tenuous perches in life and to find rest in Him.

When Jesus calls us to come to Him, we are hearing from the One who will inherit all things. We are receiving an invitation from the Christ who is our true inheritance for all time and eternity. We need His healing touch, but we are holding on to something so tightly that it prevents us from holding on to Jesus, the true Treasure of life.

Like Zacchaeus, we should release our grip on impermanent accumulations in life. By receiving the wisdom to give up our grip on material things, we could hold on tightly to the only One who could give us all things in the eternal future.
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Is there an area of your life that needs a healing touch from Jesus, or needs to be saved by His redeeming hands? Are you holding on to something so tightly that it prevents you from holding on to Jesus, the true Treasure of life?
Breaking Free from Our Illusions [1]
The Bible tells us of one man who thought he possessed everything he needed, realised he didn't, and thus was able to hear Jesus' call.

The story of Zacchaeus - Jesus knows him
Luke 19:1-9 tells the story of Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector who lived in the ancient town of Jericho. When Jesus visited the town, Zacchaeus - a short man - climbed a tree to get a view of the special visitor. Perhaps Zacchaeus was just curious. Or perhaps he felt that he lacked peace and real satisfaction despite his wealth, and believed that Jesus might be able to help him in some way. So when Jesus stopped below the tax collector's strategically-chosen tree, told him to come down, and asked to stay at his home, both Zacchaeus and the people around them were shocked. How did Jesus know the man's name? And why did Jesus want to stay with a sinner?



The story of Zacchaeus - Jesus knows him
PHOTO: The story of Zacchaeus - Jesus knows him
When Jesus visited the town, Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector - a short man - climbed a tree to get a view of the special visitor. When Jesus stopped below the tax collector's strategically-chosen tree, told him to come down, and asked to stay at his home, both Zacchaeus and the people around them were shocked. How did Jesus know the man's name? And why did Jesus want to stay with a sinner?
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Jesus knows us too
Jesus' invitation to Zacchaeus, however, should not surprise us. He knows each of us personally, and He knows all about us - our hang-ups, sins, fears, and aspirations. Just as Jesus asked Zacchaeus to come down from the tree, He asks us to come down from our tenuous perches in life and to find rest in Him.

Received the wisdom to give up grip on material things
When Zacchaeus came down from his tree, he found a new life. He vowed to give away any ill-gotten gains. His grip on impermanent accumulations in life was loosened when he met the true Heir of all things. He received the wisdom to give up his grip on material things, so that he could hold on tightly to the only One who could give him all things in the eternal future.



Received the wisdom to give up grip on material things
PHOTO: Received the wisdom to give up grip on material things
When Zacchaeus came down from his tree, he found a new life. He received the wisdom to give up his grip on material things, so that he could hold on tightly to the only One who could give him all things in the eternal future.
Just as Jesus asked Zacchaeus to come down from the tree, He asks us to come down from our tenuous perches in life and to find rest in Him.
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Christ is our true inheritance for all time and eternity
When Jesus calls you to come to Him, you are hearing from the One who will inherit all things. You are receiving an invitation from the Christ who is our true inheritance for all time and eternity.


Christ is our true inheritance for all time and eternity
PHOTO: Christ is our true inheritance for all time and eternity
When Jesus calls us to come to Him, we are hearing from the One who will inherit all things. We are receiving an invitation from the Christ who is our true inheritance for all time and eternity.
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https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2016/10/reflection-king-and-his-bride-psalm-45.html

http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/02/reflection-say-yes-to-dress-ezekiel-16.html
http://veryfatoldman.blogspot.sg/2017/09/reflection-miracle-of-tabitha-in-bible.html



Is there an area of your life that needs a healing touch from Jesus, or needs to be saved by His redeeming hands?


Poor Physical Health
PHOTO: Poor Physical Health
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Poor Physical Health

  • Diabetes – High sugar level, High blood pressure and High bad cholesterol
  • Kidney function deteriorating
  • Cardio problem – irregular heart beats
  • Low blood counts
  • High potassium
  • Deteriorating eye-sight
  • Broken teeth
  • Tiredness


Uncomfortable financial situations
PHOTO: Uncomfortable financial situations
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Uncomfortable financial situations

  • Insufficient income
  • High medical costs
  • Increases in taxes – higher living expenditure


Stock and Shares Prices
PHOTO: Stock and Shares Prices
Artist: John Morris - Company Share Price
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Stock and Shares Prices

  • When I Sell, Prices start increasing
  • When I Buy, Prices start decreasing
  • When I Keep, Dividends drop (except Preferred Stock and Shares which pay Fixed Dividends)


Unable to keep up with the world's demand
PHOTO: Unable to keep up with the world's demand
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Unable to keep up with the world's demand

  • More reliance on hand phone
  • Transport system, especially MRT, more aggressive and complicated for elderly
  • More typhoons, earthquakes, floods, fires, disasters, haze and accidents
  • Lesser suitable jobs for middle-age, seniors and elderly
  • More complicated to learn technology
  • Lesser patience from employers, managements and co-workers
  • Higher expectation on productivity, efficiency and outputs
  • Increase in unhappiness, workload and undesirable situations in workplaces
  • Insufficient supports and protections from superiors


Are you holding on to something so tightly that it prevents you from holding on to Jesus, the true Treasure of life?
 

Fearful of Church's discipline and culture
  • Afraid to attend church’s activities
  • Expecting troubles from church activities
  • Unable to say “No” to church activities, functions and events
  • Unholy or not holy enough
  • Unable to sing during worshipping God
  • Feeling tense and uncomfortable while in church
Fearful of Church's discipline and culture
PHOTO: "Dear Lord, You know each one of us personally. You know all about us - our hang-ups, sins, fears, and aspirations. Please help us to come down from our tenuous perches in life and to find rest in You. Help us to release our grip on impermanent accumulations in life.
We need Your healing touch, but we are holding on to something so tightly that it prevents us from holding on to You, the true Treasure of life. Only by receiving the wisdom to give up our grip on material things, could we hold on tightly to You, the only One who could give us all things in the eternal future. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!
"
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Reflection - Breaking free from our illusions
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012





Reference
[1] From "Finding rest for the soul" Responding tp Jesus's Invitation in Matthew 11:28-29, Copyright © 2016 by Robert M. Solomon, ISBN 978-1-62707-709-5, Part I: Come to Me, Chapter One "Who is Calling?", Page 31-32.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lightning struck trackside equipment, not train that stalled at Bedok station: SMRT



An ambulance was dispatched to Tanah Merah MRT station after the train driver reported that he was feeling unwell on 20 November 2017.
PHOTO: An ambulance was dispatched to Tanah Merah MRT station after the train driver reported that he was feeling unwell on 20 November 2017
PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Transport operator SMRT has refuted claims that a lightning strike hit a train as it approached Bedok station on Monday (Nov 20), which caused the westbound train to stall.

Instead, trackside equipment was affected by lightning, causing the disruption, SMRT said on Tuesday.



A file photo of a train leaving Bedok MRT station.
PHOTO: A file photo of a train leaving Bedok MRT station. A train stalled near the station on Monday afternoon after being struck by lightning.
PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN
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It added that the train driver who was admitted to hospital after the supposed “lightning incident” had also been on medical leave for two days over the weekend.

Following the incident, he was admitted for observation as a precautionary measure after reporting that he was feeling unwell.

He has been assessed to be well and remains under observation,” said SMRT spokesman Patrick Nathan.

After investigations, “our engineers... confirmed that the train was not hit by lightning. Instead, lightning affected trackside equipment”, SMRT said in its statement.

After the lightning incident, the train was immediately able to recover and move on its own power, moving passengers safely to Bedok station. At Bedok station, passengers alighted and the train was promptly withdrawn from service to allow for a thorough inspection by our engineers,” said Mr Nathan.

He added that it is safe for passengers to travel in trains during a lightning storm as trains are protected by a Faraday Cage.



It is safe for passengers to travel in trains during a lightning storm as trains are protected by a Faraday Cage.
PHOTO: It is safe for passengers to travel in trains during a lightning storm as trains are protected by a Faraday Cage.
PHOTO: ST FILE
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This is an enclosure formed by conductive material that blocks electric fields and electric currents, such as lightning strikes, from entering the trains. During lightning, the electric current will travel through the outside shell of the train and not into the cabin. It then travels through the wheels to the track.



Each train is protected by a 'Faraday Cage', an enclosure formed by conductive material that blocks electric fields and electric currents such as lightning strikes.
PHOTO: Each train is protected by a “Faraday Cage”, an enclosure formed by conductive material that blocks electric fields and electric currents such as lightning strikes.

"The cage conducts current around the outside of the enclosed space with none passing through the interior. If lightning strikes, the electric current will travel through the outside shell of the train, not through the cabin, and pass through the wheels to the track. The train is grounded to the track,"
Mr Nathan said. [3]

"Because the wall is electrically conducting, there is very little voltage difference generated," Professor Liew Ah Choy, a lightning expert, told The Straits Times previously. A significant voltage difference is what causes electrocution.

Even if a commuter was holding on to a metallic pole in the train when lightning hits, he would be unaffected. [4]
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By Lester Hio, The Straits Times, 21 November 2017 at 15:20 pm



Reference
[1] Lester Hio, The Straits Times, Lightning struck trackside equipment, not train that stalled at Bedok station: SMRT, posted on 21 November 2017 at 3:20 pm, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/smrt-lightning-struck-trackside-equipment-not-train-that-stalled-at-bedok?xtor=CS11-86

[2] Lester Hio, The Straits Times, MRT train struck by lightning: Driver in stable condition, says Changi General Hospital, posted on 21 November 2017 at 12:20 pm, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mrt-train-struck-by-lightning-driver-in-stable-condition-says-changi-general-hospital

[3] Christopher Tan, Senior Transport Correspondent, Audrey Tan, Adrian Lim, Transport Correspondent, Lydia Lam, The Straits Times, Lightning strikes MRT train; train captain receiving medical attention, posted on 20 November 2017 at 5:04 pm SGT, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/lightning-strikes-mrt-train-injury-suspected

[4] Adrian Lim, Transport Correspondent, The Straits Times, askST: Are commuters in an MRT train protected from lightning strikes?, posted on 23 March 2017 at 2:10 pm SGT, http://www.straitstimes.com/askst/askst-are-commuters-in-an-mrt-train-protected-from-lightning-strikes

Links
trackside equipment was affected by lightning, causing the disruption - http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mrt-train-struck-by-lightning-driver-in-stable-condition-says-changi-general-hospital

Monday, November 20, 2017

Reflection - Jesus our Creator, Physician, Saviour and Heir

Source (book): "Finding rest for the soul", Chapter One, Question 2, Page 32.
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012


  Jesus is the Messiah (Matthew 16:16), the Son of the living God who came to earth to die in our place and win for us true forgiveness, freedom, and eternal life.


PHOTO: Jesus is the Messiah (Matthew 16:16), the Son of the living God who came to earth to die in our place and win for us true forgiveness, freedom, and eternal life. He is one of the three Persons in the divine Godhead. He is our Creator, our Physician, our Saviour and the Heir of all things.

He is our Creator: Jesus is God who is involved in creating the universe and each one of us (John 1:1-3). He knows how we have been put together and how we have fallen apart, and He alone is able to put us back together again in the way that He originally intended. He knows exactly how we tick, what we need, and how we can be healed. Jesus knows exactly how we function and malfunction.

He is our Physician: Jesus, who created us and knows all about us, can offer profound healing and healed us fully - physically, socially, and spiritually. Like the bleeding woman (Mark 5:25-34), we need to deliberately reach out and touch Jesus. We need to respond intentionally, no one comes to Jesus carelessly. Only then will we find the true Healer and be healed.

He is our Saviour: Our basic problems all stem from our sinfulness and all involve death. We had since the beginning of mankind, sadly and tragically, disobeyed God and sinned. Since all men are sinners, none of us can die in the place of another. So God had to come to earth as Jesus of Nazareth, for He alone is sinless and thus able to die for the sins of others. But Jesus also had to be fully human so that He could die as our substitute. As the unique God-Man, He is our Saviour (Hebrews 2:14-18).

He is the Heir of all things: One day in the future, Jesus will inherit everything. He is the "heir of all things" (Hebrews 1:2) and the sole inheritor of everything, because all things belong to Him. He is the rightful owner. "Life does not consists in an abundance of possessions" (Luke 12:15). The man who appeared to be rich in worldly terms was in fact a poor beggar, with a shrivelled soul and a bleak future. The essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. It was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind. When we look up at the skies and see the universe, we are reminded that God made and owns everything. This truth challenges our illusions of being creator and owners. Only God is the true Creator and Owner of everything. Jesus is the Heir of all things and owns everything.

We need to search our hearts and face our guilt. The call "Come to Me" has been issued from someone who knows exactly how we tick, what we need, and how we can be healed. We need to deliberately reach out and touch Jesus. We need to respond intentionally, no one comes to Jesus carelessly. Only then will we find the true Healer and be healed. We need to listen to Jesus' call, for it comes from the One who is the Heir of all things and who owns everything.
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Reflect on who Jesus is. Which of the four truths (that He is our Creator, our Physician, our Saviour, and the Heir of all things) appeals to you most? Why?

Reflect on who Jesus is.

Jesus is the most important Person in history. We all know who Jesus is. As His disciple Simon Peter confessed, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16). The Messiah, who came to earth to die in our place and win for us true forgiveness, freedom, and eternal life, is one of the three Persons in the divine Godhead. He is our Creator, our Physician, our Saviour and the Heir of all things. [1]



Jesus is the most important Person in history.

PHOTO: Jesus is the most important Person in history. His disciple Simon Peter confessed, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16). The Messiah, who came to earth to die in our place and win for us true forgiveness, freedom, and eternal life, is one of the three Persons in the divine Godhead. He is our Creator, our Physician, our Saviour and the Heir of all things.
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Our Creator [1]
Jesus is God who is involved in creating the universe and each one of us
Because He is God, Jesus was there when time, space, and everything else was created. As the apostle John wrote, "the Word" was with God and was also God: "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made" (
John 1:1-3). In Greek, the term translated as "the Word" is logos, which means "expression of a thought". In this context, it refers to the total message of God to man, which is embodied by Jesus. John is therefore saying that Jesus was with God from the very beginning, and is God. The writer of Hebrews 1:2 noted that God the Father made the universe through Jesus His Son. Jesus was thus intimately involved in creating not just the universe, but each one of us as well.


Jesus is God who is involved in creating the universe and each one of us


PHOTO: Jesus is God who is involved in creating the universe and each one of us
Jesus was there when time, space, and everything else was created. The apostle John wrote, "the Word" was with God and was also God: "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made" (
John 1:1-3). John is therefore saying that Jesus was with God from the very beginning, and is God.
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Jesus is our Creator
Since Jesus is the one who created us, He knows all about us (Psalm 139:1-3, 13-16). He knows how we function and malfunction. When you are not well, you see a doctor, hoping that he will know what is wrong with your body and how to fix it. You assume that he knows how your body works, and will be able to make the right diagnosis. But doctors can be wrong; they may not make the right diagnosis. They may know how the bodies function in general, but they may not fully understand how your body works. When they see you, they use their skills and try to apply their general knowledge of human bodies to a particular knowledge of your body to discern what is wrong with you. Only then will they be able to prescribe treatment that can really help you.



Jesus is our Creator


PHOTO: Jesus is our Creator
Jesus is the one who created us, He knows all about us (Psalm 139:1-3, 13-16). He knows how we function and malfunction.
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Medical science is based on genetic variations of physical body
Modern medical science is researching tailor-made therapies based on genetic variations. Not everyone responds to a particular medication in the same way. But if your genetic make-up is more fully known, doctors can provide the right medication in the right doses and combinations, ensuring maximum therapeutic effect with minimal side effect.



Medical science is based on genetic variations of physical body


PHOTO: Medical science is based on genetic variations of physical body
Not everyone responds to a particular medication in the same way. Doctors and physicians study the individual profile at a genetic level along with their lifestyle and environment. If your genetic make-up is more fully known, doctors can provide the right medication in the right doses and combinations, ensuring maximum therapeutic effect with minimal side effect.
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We have more than a physical body (we have a mind and a soul)
But you are more than a physical body. You have a mind and a soul. The doctor may not fully understand these even if he tries. He may treat your body with anti-depressant medication if you are feeling down, but he may not have sufficient soul-craft to deal with your grief or anxiety. When this happens, you may become disheartened and start hopping from doctor to doctor, searching for one who can give you a more comprehensive and lasting cure.

Jesus knows exactly how we function and malfunction
Unlike doctors who may not get it right all the time, Jesus knows exactly how we function and malfunction. He not only knows how human bodies function in general, but how each of our bodies works. And He understands that we are more than a physical body; that we have a mind and a soul too. Therefore, He knows how we have been put together and how we have fallen apart, and He alone is able to put us back together again in the way that He originally intended. The call "Come to Me" has been issued from someone who knows exactly how we tick, what we need, and how we can be healed.



We have more than a physical body. We have a mind and a soul.


PHOTO: We have more than a physical body. We have a mind and a soul.
The doctor may not fully understand these even if he tries. Unlike doctors who may not get it right all the time, Jesus knows exactly how we function and malfunction. He not only knows how human bodies function in general, but how each of our bodies works. And He understands that we are more than a physical body; that we have a mind and a soul too. The call "Come to Me" has been issued from someone who knows exactly how we tick, what we need, and how we can be healed.
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Our Physician [1]
Jesus healed the bleeding woman fully - physically, socially, and spiritually
During His public ministry on earth, Jesus met a woman who had suffered greatly from a bleeding condition for 12 years (Mark 5:25-34). She had consulted many doctors, but her condition had only worsened. Luke 8:43 notes that "no one can heal her" ailment, and that the poor woman had used up all money trying to find a cure.



A woman had been very sick from a bleeding condition for 12 years.


PHOTO: A woman had been very sick from a bleeding condition for 12 years. She had been to many doctors, but they could not help her. "No one can heal her" ailment, and that the poor woman had used up all money trying to find a cure.
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The woman was likely to have been avoided by others because her condition would have made her ritually unclean, and anyone who came into contact with her would have also been considered as such (Leviticus 15:25-33). Her condition was probably an embarrassing one, physically as well as socially. She was also likely to have been troubled by God's apparent indifference to her pleas for healing over the years. Was God punishing her for committing some sins? What a terrible and demoralising situation to be in!



The woman was likely to have been avoided by others because her condition would have made her ritually unclean, and anyone who came into contact with her would have also been considered as such (Leviticus 15:25-33).


PHOTO: The woman was likely to have been avoided by others because her condition would have made her ritually unclean, and anyone who came into contact with her would have also been considered as such (Leviticus 15:25-33). A terrible and demoralising situation to be in!
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Then she heard the only name that mattered. We don't know who told her about Jesus, but somehow she had come to hear about this amazing preacher and healer who taught with authority, and whose eyes reflected a holiness and compassion never seen before. Her hopes rose within her as she resolved to try one more physician - one whom she had no money left to pay. The woman had no opportunity to meet Jesus in private, for there was a large crowd following Him. Even if she were to push herself to the front, what could she say to Him? How could she tell Him about her embarrassing condition in the presence of the crowd? So she resolved to try something else; hidden in the crowd, she squeezed in near Jesus and stretched out her hands to touch His cloak, thinking to herself, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed" (Mark 5:28).



The bleeding woman heard the only name that mattered.


PHOTO: The bleeding woman heard the only name that mattered. Her hopes rose within her as she resolved to try one more physician - one whom she had no money left to pay. She resolved to try something else; hidden in the crowd, she squeezed in near Jesus and stretched out her hands to touch His cloak, thinking to herself, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed" (Mark 5:28).
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Remarkably, she was healed immediately: "Her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering" (Mark 5:29).

Quietly rejoicing that she had been healed at last and in such a miraculous way, the woman must have thought of slipping away, But Jesus knew what had happened, and asked, "Who touched me?" (Mark 5:30). Trembling with fear, the woman fell at His feet and confessed. Jesus, however, was not looking to scold her. Instead, He commended her for her faith, telling her, "Go in peace and he freed from your suffering" (Mark 5:34). He also addressed her in a unique way, calling her "Daughter" - a term He did not use directly with any other woman in the Gospels. Jesus gave the woman dignity and assured her that she was truly a daughter of God. He raised her status in front of the crowd; now she could hold her head high and be freed of her embarrassing condition. Jesus had healed her fully - physically, socially, and spiritually. Only Jesus, who created us and knows all about us, can offer such profound healing.


 Jesus knew what had happened, and asked, 'Who touched me?' (Mark 5:30).


PHOTO: Jesus knew what had happened, and asked, "Who touched me?" (Mark 5:30). Trembling with fear, the woman fell at His feet and confessed. "Go in peace and he freed from your suffering" (Mark 5:34). He also addressed her in a unique way, calling her "Daughter" - a term He did not use directly with any other woman in the Gospels. Jesus gave the woman dignity and assured her that she was truly a daughter of God. He raised her status in front of the crowd; now she could hold her head high and be freed of her embarrassing condition. Jesus had healed her fully - physically, socially, and spiritually. Only Jesus, who created us and knows all about us, can offer such profound healing.
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Respond to the call of the heavenly Physician, Jesus
When you hear Jesus call, "Come to Me", you are hearing a call from your creator, the heavenly Physician who can truly heal you. It would be wise to heed His voice and to respond to His call, for your hope is found in Him. Many people ignore Him or do not realise who He really is. Others may come into contact with things associated with Him, like church or Christian activities. But like the crowd that jostled Jesus, their contact with Jesus may be merely accidental.



Respond to the call of the heavenly Physician, Jesus


PHOTO: Respond to the call of the heavenly Physician, Jesus
When we hear Jesus call, "Come to Me", we are hearing a call from our creator, the heavenly Physician who can truly heal us. It would be wise to heed His voice and to respond to His call, for our hope is found in Him.
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"How sad," Chinese church pioneer Watchman Nee once lamented, "that there were so many who pressed upon Him and only one touched Him?" [1a] Or as early church father St. Augustine put it, "Flesh presses, faith touches." [2]

Like the woman, we need to deliberately reach out and touch Jesus. We need to respond intentionally, no one comes to Jesus carelessly. Only then will we find the true Healer and be healed.


 Like the bleeding woman, we need to deliberately reach out and touch Jesus, our Physician.


PHOTO: Like the bleeding woman, we need to deliberately reach out and touch Jesus, our Physician. We need to respond intentionally, no one comes to Jesus carelessly. Only then will we find the true Healer and be healed.
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Our Saviour [1]
Jesus is not only our Creator and Physician, but is also our Saviour. But why would we need a Saviour?

Many people think they are doing pretty well in life, so they do not feel the need for a Saviour
If you think you are healthy, you will not see the need for a doctor. In the same way,  Only then will they pray to God for help. It has been said that there are no atheists in foxholes. It is when the bombs are falling all around that soldiers cry out to God. And it is when we find ourselves facing circumstances beyond our control that we turn to God.



Many people think they are doing pretty well in life, so they do not feel the need for a Saviour - until they run into trouble.


PHOTO: Many people think they are doing pretty well in life, so they do not feel the need for a Saviour - until they run into trouble. And it is when we find ourselves facing circumstances beyond our control that we turn to God.
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Mistreating God as an emergency hotline
Of course, we may end up treating God like an emergency hotline - like those we call when we lose our credit card, when our car breaks down, or when we are injured and need medical care. An emergency number is forgotten when things are going well; it is stored in our wallets or mobile phones, retrieved only when we need help. In the same way, we may see God as a divine helper whose intervention is required only when we are suffering from unexpected circumstances, but whose presence we ignore when things are fine. But is Jesus this kind of Saviour?



Mistreating God as an emergency hotline


PHOTO: Mistreating God as an emergency hotline
We may see God as a divine helper whose intervention is required only when we are suffering from unexpected circumstances, but whose presence we ignore when things are fine. But is Jesus this kind of Saviour?
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Our sinfulness involve death
The Bible diagnosed the human condition as such: our basic problems all stem from our sinfulness and all involve death. After God had created Adam and Eve, the first humans, and placed them in the Garden of Eden, He told them they could eat from all the trees except the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:16-17). He also warned them that if they ate the forbidden fruit, they would surely die. Sadly and tragically, they disobeyed God and did exactly that - and that is when sin and death entered the story of the human race.



After God had created Adam and Eve, the first humans, and placed them in the Garden of Eden, He told them they could eat from all the trees except the 'tree of the knowledge of good and evil' (Genesis 2:16-17).
PHOTO: After God had created Adam and Eve, the first humans, and placed them in the Garden of Eden, He told them they could eat from all the trees except the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:16-17). He also warned them that if they ate the forbidden fruit, they would surely die. Sadly and tragically, they disobeyed God and did exactly that. Our basic problems all stem from our sinfulness and all involve death.
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Instinctive knowledge connecting sin and death
Ever since then, we have carried the guilty burden of sin and a deep anxiety about death within us. We resort to all kinds of mental tricks to deny this, but in vain. It is like trying to beat a lie detector. Even if you deny that you are doing something wrong, for example, your physiology will betray your guilt - your heartbeat and respiration will increase and you will start sweating a bit, and these changes will be picked up by the lie detector. Likewise, it seems like our bodies are programmed to tell us that we have done something wrong. We know we have sinned (Romans 3:23) and missed the mark; we know we have broken God's laws, so we instinctively feel guilty for our sin, and anxious about eventual death. Notice that when we are in serious trouble, we often say, "Sure die!" or "We're dead!"? We seem to have an instinctive knowledge of the connection between sin and death - a connection originally made by God.



Instinctive knowledge connecting sin and death


PHOTO: Instinctive knowledge connecting sin and death
Ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed God , we have carried the guilty burden of sin and a deep anxiety about death within us. We resort to all kinds of mental tricks to deny this, but in vain. It is like trying to beat a lie detector. We instinctively feel guilty for our sin, and anxious about eventual death. We seem to have an instinctive knowledge of the connection between sin and death - a connection originally made by God.
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According to American philosopher and anthropologist Ernest Becker, civilisation is man's way of denying death. [3] We accumulate "immortality symbols" such as wealth, power, and earthly achievements to allay our fear that we will have to die one day.



Ernest Becker - The Denial of Death


PHOTO: Ernest Becker - The Denial of Death
Civilisation is man's way of denying death. We accumulate "immortality symbols" such as wealth, power, and earthly achievements to allay our fear that we will have to die one day.
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Only Jesus can save us from both sin and death

Only Jesus can save us from both sin and death. Jesus died on the cross in our place, carrying our sins and all the punishment they bring. That's why His disciple John said, "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 2:2), and John the Baptist testified, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29). Only Jesus could have done this, because He is fully God and fully man; there is no one like Him. Since all men are sinners, none of us can die in the place of another. So God had to come to earth as Jesus of Nazareth, for He alone is sinless and thus able to die for the sins of others. But Jesus also had to be fully human so that He could die as our substitute. As the unique God-Man, He is our Saviour (Hebrews 2:14-18).



Only Jesus can save us from both sin and death


PHOTO: Only Jesus can save us from both sin and death
His disciple John said, "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 2:2), and John the Baptist testified, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29). Only Jesus could have done this, because He is fully God and fully man; there is no one like Him (Hebrews 2:14-18).
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Jesus' took our place, removing sin's curse in our lives
Through His death, Jesus removed the guilt of sin that has stuck stubbornly to our souls. Nothing can remove that stain except the blood of Jesus that was shed for us on the cross. He took our place, thus removing sin's curse in our lives (Galatians 3:13).


By the Old Testament Law we have sinned, and the punishment for sin is death.

PHOTO: By the Old Testament Law we have sinned, and the punishment for sin is death. In order for us to go to heaven, God’s dwelling place and the realm of life and light, sin must be somehow removed or paid for. The Law established the fact that cleansing from sin can only happen through the bloody sacrifice of an innocent life (Hebrews 9:22). None of us is innocent. That is the bad news.
The gospel of Christ is the good news of His coming to provide forgiveness of sins for all who will believe (Colossians 1:14; Romans 10:9). The bad news that all are guilty of sin and condemned by God is countered by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. God, because of His love for the world, has made a way for man to be forgiven of their sins (John 3:16). He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to take the sins of mankind on Himself through death on a cross (1 Peter 2:24). In placing our sin on Christ, God ensured that all who will believe in the name of Jesus will be forgiven (Acts 10:43).
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Jesus' resurrection conquered death and offers us an eternal future
Through His powerful resurrection, Jesus conquered death and offers us an eternal future, free from the condemnation that awaits sinful human beings. Because He rose from the dead, we too can look forward to resurrection if we believe in Him and choose to follow Him. We will still die physically as a consequence of the sin of Adam and Eve, but Jesus has changed the significance of our physical death: we shall rise into eternal life with Him and escape what the Bible calls the "second death" - an eternity without God and His light, an eternity of destruction. Because Jesus took the full brunt of death on our behalf, we can be spared its most terrible consequence.


Jesus' resurrection conquered death and offers us an eternal future

PHOTO: Jesus' resurrection conquered death and offers us an eternal future
Through His powerful resurrection, Jesus conquered death and offers us an eternal future, free from the condemnation that awaits sinful human beings. Because He rose from the dead, we too can look forward to resurrection if we believe in Him and choose to follow Him. We shall rise into eternal life with Him and escape what the Bible calls the "second death".
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We have to really search our hearts and face our guilt
Some people may laugh this off as a fairy tale or dismiss it as a utopian dream. But if they were to really search their hearts and face their guilt - which their hearts would reveal to them after sincere reflection - as well as their anxiety about death and what happens afterwards, then they may have grounds to reconsider their hasty dismissal of the gospel.



We have to really search our hearts and face our guilt


PHOTO: We have to really search our hearts and face our guilt
Our hearts would reveal to us after sincere reflection - as well as our anxiety about death and what happens afterwards, then we may have grounds to reconsider our hasty dismissal of the gospel.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
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The Heir of All Things [1]
One day in the future, Jesus will inherit everything. He is the "heir of all things" (Hebrews 1:2) and the sole inheritor of everything, because all things belong to Him. He is the rightful owner.



The Heir of All Things


PHOTO: The Heir of All Things
One day in the future, Jesus will inherit everything. He is the "heir of all things" (Hebrews 1:2) and the sole inheritor of everything, because all things belong to Him. He is the rightful owner.
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It is man dangerous illusion to think that he can thrive on his intelligence and abilities
Many of us believe that we own what we have been given, but it is a dangerous illusion that brings with it all kinds of mistaken thoughts and unholy passions. A man who believes he owns all he possesses may think that he can live independently of God, that he is a self-made man, and that he can thrive on his intelligence and abilities. But the Bible calls this a false confidence and noted that "life does not consists in an abundance of possessions" (Luke 12:15).



A man who believes he owns all he possesses may think that he can live independently of God, that he is a self-made man, and that he can thrive on his intelligence and abilities.


PHOTO: A man who believes he owns all he possesses may think that he can live independently of God, that he is a self-made man, and that he can thrive on his intelligence and abilities. But the Bible calls this a false confidence and noted that "life does not consists in an abundance of possessions" (Luke 12:15).
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 Many of us believe that we own what we have been given, but it is a dangerous illusion that brings with it all kinds of mistaken thoughts and unholy passions.


PHOTO: Many of us believe that we own what we have been given, but it is a dangerous illusion that brings with it all kinds of mistaken thoughts and unholy passions.
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Jesus told a parable about such a man (ancient ruler Nebuchadnezzar) in Luke 12:16-20
The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, "What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops." Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I'll say to myself, 'You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.'" But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?"



The parable about ancient ruler Nebuchadnezzar in Luke 12:16-20


PHOTO: The parable about ancient ruler Nebuchadnezzar in Luke 12:16-20
Nebuchadnezzar believes he owns all he possesses and think that he can live independently of God. But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. . . . .".
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Jesus then concluded: "This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God" (Luke12:21). The man who appeared to be rich in worldly terms was in fact a poor beggar, with a shrivelled soul and a bleak future.

Pride of Nebuchadnezzar that caused his insanity and an animal-like existence
The ancient ruler Nebuchadnezzar had a personal experience of this truth. Daniel 4:28-33 recounts how the Babylonian king was filled with pride and a sense of self-sufficiency as he admired his city from the roof of his palace. At the time, Babylon was a great power, and Nebuchadnezzar began to believe that it was the creation of his own hands. This pride in his own achievements led him to believe that he possessed everything. "Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?" he said to himself (Daniel 4:30).



The Babylonian king was filled with pride and a sense of self-sufficiency as he admired his city from the roof of his palace.


PHOTO: The Babylonian king was filled with pride and a sense of self-sufficiency as he admired his city from the roof of his palace. Nebuchadnezzar began to believe that it was the creation of his own hands. This pride in his own achievements led him to believe that he possessed everything (Daniel 4:30).
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Humbling and sobering experience of Nebuchadnezzar
At that point, a voice from heaven spoke words of judgement against the king, sentencing him to seven years of insanity and an animal-like existence: "Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes" (Daniel 4:32).



Pride of Nebuchadnezzar that caused his insanity and an animal-like existence


PHOTO: Pride of Nebuchadnezzar that caused his insanity and an animal-like existence
A voice from heaven spoke words of judgement against the king, sentencing him to seven years of insanity and an animal-like existence: Humbling and sobering experience of Nebuchadnezzar (
Daniel 4:32).
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Well-known writer and Christian apologist C.S Lewis points out the seriousness of the sin of pride. "According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride," he writes in his book, Mere Christianity. "Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind." [6]


 Writer and Christian apologist C.S Lewis points out the seriousness of the sin of pride.


PHOTO: Writer and Christian apologist C.S Lewis points out the seriousness of the sin of pride. "It was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind."
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The deeply humbling and sobering experience caused the king to change his way of thinking, and he was restored: "At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honoured and glorified him who lives forever" (Daniel 4:34). The king realised how foolish it was to think that he alone had created and owned Babylon. It was only when he lifted his eyes to heaven and recognised his kingdom was a gift from God, that he regained his sanity.



The deeply humbling and sobering experience caused the king to change his way of thinking, and he was restored.


PHOTO: The deeply humbling and sobering experience caused the king to change his way of thinking, and he was restored. The king realised how foolish it was to think that he alone had created and owned Babylon. It was only when he lifted his eyes to heaven and recognised his kingdom was a gift from God, that he regained his sanity (Daniel 4:34).
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Only God is the true Creator and Owner of everything
How telling! Today, we are surrounded by things we have made, and these feed the illusion that we own everything we have. We enter our homes, for instance, and claim credit for all our possessions. As a result, we become like Nebuchadnezzar. What we need is a good dose of heavenly perspective. When we look up at the skies and see the universe, we are reminded that God made and owns everything. This truth challenges our illusions of being creator and owners. Only God is the true Creator and Owner of everything.


  We are surrounded by things we have made, and these feed the illusion that we own everything we have.


PHOTO: We are surrounded by things we have made, and these feed the illusion that we own everything we have. When we look up at the skies and see the universe, we are reminded that God made and owns everything. This truth challenges our illusions of being creator and owners. Only God is the true Creator and Owner of everything.
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Jesus is the Heir of all things and owns everything
Jesus has been given all authority and power (Matthew 28:18). He can delegate it to us (Luke 9:1), but we don't own it. People who think otherwise can end up becoming tyrants and abusing what has been given to them, but they forget that He who gives can also take away. We do not own anything on earth. As Job declared, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart" (Job 1:21). So let us drop the soul-eroding illusion that we can live independently of God and that we are creators and owners - for it will cause us to miss Jesus' invitation.



Jesus has been given all authority and power (Matthew 28:18).


PHOTO: Jesus has been given all authority and power (Matthew 28:18). He can delegate it to us (Luke 9:1), but we don't own it. We do not own anything on earth. So let us drop the soul-eroding illusion that we can live independently of God and that we are creators and owners - for it will cause us to miss Jesus' invitation. Jesus is the Heir of all things and owns everything.
"Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you" (Luke 10:19).
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We need to listen to Jesus' call, for it comes from the One who is the Heir of all things and who owns everything.


Which of the four truths (that He is our Creator, our Physician, our Saviour, and the Heir of all things) appeals to you most? Why?

Jesus is our Saviour appeals to me most.

 
We have sinned and are cut off from God's heaven. None of our efforts is enough to remove the curses of the sins. Only a blameless being who is also human like us can help pay for our sins. Jesus, the Son of God became human on earth to suffer and die for us so that we can be saved. He was willing to sacrifice
Himself for our salvation because of His love and grace for us. Without Him as our Saviour, we can never enter into heaven and live in eternity with God.


Jesus is our Saviour appeals to me most.
PHOTO: Jesus is our Saviour appeals to me most.
We have sinned and are cut off from God's heaven. None of our efforts is enough to remove the curses of the sins. Only a blameless being who is also human like us can help pay for our sins. Jesus, the Son of God became human on earth to suffer and die for us so that we can be saved. He was willing to sacrifice Himself for our salvation because of His love and grace for us. Without Him as our Saviour, we can never enter into heaven and live in eternity with God.
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Jesus came under the direction of His Father who also knows of our sins and the terrible suffering of sins. This shows the tremendous love they have for us, even as sinners. They also send the Holy Spirit to mold us to perfection despite our doom situation. They are even willing to erase our deadly sins with their grace and waving the holy law just to save us. We can therefore be reassured of their unfailing love and concern for us, before, now, future and eternity.

Jesus is our Creator, Physician, Heir, and is the most appealing Saviour for our sinning mankind.


 Jesus came under the direction of His Father who also knows of our sins and the terrible suffering of sins.


PHOTO: Jesus came under the direction of His Father who also knows of our sins and the terrible suffering of sins. They are even willing to erase our deadly sins with their grace and waving the holy law just to save us. We can therefore be reassured of their unfailing love and concern for us, before, now, future and eternity.
Garden of Gethsemane was about the suffering of Christ. About the agony so intense that He trembled because of pain and bled from every pore. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)
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 Dear Lord, Thank you for sending Jesus to come to earth to suffer terribly and die in our place, and win for us true forgiveness, freedom, and eternal life. We pray for your protection, guidance, correction and provision, so that we can rejoice that our names are written in heaven. Thank you for your unfailing love and concern for us, before, now, future and eternity. <br>Please help us to search our hearts and face our guilt. The call 'Come to Me' has been issued from Jesus who knows exactly how we tick, what we need, and how we can be healed. Please help us to deliberately reach out and touch Jesus. We need to respond intentionally because no one comes to Jesus carelessly. We need to find the true Healer and be healed. Help us to listen to Jesus' call, for it comes from the One who is the Heir of all things and who owns everything. Through Lord Jesus Christ, our Creator, Physician, Saviour and the Heir to everything, we pray. Amen!


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Please help us to search our hearts and face our guilt. The call 'Come to Me' has been issued from Jesus who knows exactly how we tick, what we need, and how we can be healed. Please help us to deliberately reach out and touch Jesus. We need to respond intentionally because no one comes to Jesus carelessly. We need to find the true Healer and be healed. Help us to listen to Jesus' call, for it comes from the One who is the Heir of all things and who owns everything. Through Lord Jesus Christ, our Creator, Physician, Saviour and the Heir to everything, we pray. Amen!
"
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Reflection - Jesus our Creator, Physician, Saviour and Heir
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012



Reference
[1] From "Finding rest for the soul" Responding tp Jesus's Invitation in Matthew 11:28-29, Copyright © 2016 by Robert M. Solomon, ISBN 978-1-62707-709-5, Part I: Come to Me, Chapter One "Who is Calling?", Page 17-32.

[1a] Watchman Nee, The Holy Spirit and Reality (Anaheim, CA: Living Stream Ministry, 2001), 20.

[2] St. Augustine, "Sermon XII on the New Testament", Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, trans. R. G. MacMullen, ed.
Philip Schaff, first series, vol. 6 (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing, 1888), 5. Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight, http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/160312.htm.

[3] Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death (New York: The Free Press, 1973).

[4] Johm Pollock, Wesley the Preacher: A Biography (Eastbourne: Kingsway Publications, 1989), 98.

[5] St. Augustine, The Confessions of St. Augustine, trans. Hal M. Helms (Brewster, MA: Paraclete, 1986), 38.

[6] C.C\S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, rev. ed. (London, Glasgow: Fontana Books, 1955), 106.

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