Meditations from my cousin, John Dayalan Edward.
It’s in moments of great weakness we discover His strength as we are turned towards Him
And it is moments of brokenness that brings out the best of fragrance from us, as we are at His feet.
- The first thing is to continue loving people and not to allow your heart to be hardened. It is a difficult choice but I felt this is where many grow hardened and cold towards people.
- The second thing is, when you hear the accusations, ‘Hold your peace’. I was amazed at how much grace surrounds us and the peace of that God fills us when we stay silent at the accusations of the enemy. The struggle to not react is only a momentary one but once we make the choice to not to respond in kind, we can have the best time ever by being so filled with the joy and peace of the Lord.
- Thirdly, do not look to defend yourself. From a place of assurance answer the accusations, if needed; which sometimes means not answering at all.
The deeper the depths of darkness — and the greater the evil we are called to rescue people from — the greater the cross we must learn to carry. As I am typing, this thought stands out, ‘This generation can only be delivered by God’s children who are willing to suffer like Christ’.
We need the pure love of God, flooding our all and overflowing out of us, to the people we are called to. As we seek to rescue those with deep wounds and sorrow, we must be open to getting offended deeply and continue loving persistently, regardless.
Once we learn to let the love of Christ flow through our wounds, there is “no valley too deep or mountain too high” the love of Christ can’t reach.