Monday, June 22, 2009

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iron, floating?

Pastor Schaller’s opening message for the Convention
was so encouraging.
He spoke about two laws that exist in the universe,
the law of gravity and the law of grace.
The story in II Kings 6 about the disciple dropping
his borrowed ax is a good description of these two
Naturally our lives go down and we sense the guilt
because ”it was borrowed” and we know that we have
to pay for it. In the same time we experience this
powerful guilt and frustration understanding how
inadequate we are with our options to pay.
Grace makes the iron to float.
Praise God, our life is not limited to gravity.
We are the swimming iron today.
We should sink, but we come up over and over again.
Grace becomes greater.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Elina playing at the opening of the Babiali Festival in Fatih, Sultanahmet

God knows what he has planted

“You don’t like it when people praise you,
but woe is the man who doesn’t see your worth.”
Dag Hammarskjold

Humility and hypocrisy often look the same.
They use the same words and the same pattern
in conversations.
Only time will be able to judge between these two.
Jesus often offended the Pharisees.
His disciples were concerned of this.
Jesus replied, “Every plant which my heavenly
Father has not planted will be uprooted.”
Matthew 15:13
It seems like there is still so much more to be done
in our fields.
Only God is able to see the wheat amongst the weeds.
“Let both grow together until the harvest,
and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers,
‘First gather together the tares and bind them in
bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.’ ”
Matthew 13:30
God knows what he has planted.

Congratulations! Graduates of the Baku Bible Institute 2009. Picture by Hannele Haapala

Pastor Glen preaching in Baku

Pastor Glen Cannon was the guest of honor at Baku BI Graduation. Here together with P.Fuad and a group from Ismaily