|This week’s theme: “Through the eyes of God”
Scripture Readings for this week:
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 16:1-13*
Psalms: Psalm 23*
Book of Acts: Ephesians 5:8-14*
Gospel: John 9*
(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee introduces this week’s theme:
Ever wonder what God see in you and I? It is a simple question but one that is difficult to answer honestly. Someone with a huge ego may talk about all the qualifications one has. Others may look downward and offer no reply.
Our readings from the Gospel as well as the OT allow us to reflect on this question with a different perspective. We look at ourselves or each other through the eyes of God.
The Gospel gives us the incident about a man born blind. Someone came to Jesus with a question about the man’s blindness. Jesus offered a different perspective about how the man came to be blind. It was neither his own sin nor his parents. That was the general presumption. It was neither, according to Jesus. Jesus then proceeded to heal the man’s blindness quite uniquely. It is not something that you and I may want to try in order to see perfectly.
What was the lesson behind the way that healing came to the man? I wish all healing could be so simple and effective. It seemed rather crude but it did the trick. Jesus used mud made with his own saliva. Hmmm. Would you volunteer?
Speaking about volunteers, who would like to be king / queen? Come May, and the UK will witness the enthronement of King Charles. It will be with much splendour and glory. Someone in the OT got anointed to be king with much less pomp. The person chosen was the least preferred candidate. But God sees differently.
Do you want to see what God sees in you and I? “Mud” and the “least preferred”.
So never look down on yourself or anyone else for God sees people differently.
Join us this Sunday as we gather at the Bangkok Christian College for worship at 10.00 am.
Sunday School meets for young children during part of the worship time (see below)
ICB Choir: If you enjoy singing, you may join in by arriving about 45 minutes before the service for practice. All are welcome, even if you have little experience. We welcome new singers to take part!