Abide with me

John 15:4a: Remain in me, and I will remain in you.

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

This is a famous Christian hymn written in 1847 by a Scottish Anglican, Henry Francis Lyte during his battle with tuberculosis. He passed away three weeks after it’s completion.

There are other famous hymns like What a friend we have in Jesus and I have decided to follow Jesus that have such beautiful stories behind their creation where God has used these vessels to be high power lights for multitudes.

It is very difficult to not panic when we face a tsunami in our life. Even more difficult to not panic when we are sitting in a doctor’s office hearing bad news about ourselves or a loved one. My parents say that it is very hard for loved ones to hear bad news when they are far away cause it’s a helpless situation. Here’s God’s promise for you and for me. Just as the vine gets all its nutrients and daily needs and protection from its branches, we have a Father in heaven who has promised to be with us if we remain in him.

Let’s set aside a few minutes everyday to try and get to know him more , it’s just the same as working towards excelling at a new job,a new course or a new hobby. Let’s take this up as this week’s challenge to start by setting aside our time each day. It’s not the number of minutes that counts, it’s what you do in that time that actually matters. Quality over quantity.

Lord, help me now as I wish to get closer to you. Help me to get to know you more. Lord be with me this day as I want to be with you. Abide with me Lord.

Amen.

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