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Topic: Paths (05/17/04)

TITLE: NATHAN'S LIT PATH
By Anthony David
05/19/04

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NATHAN’S LIT PATH

By

Anthony David Swaroop Kumar



“Good Morning Lord! Thank you for this lovely and cool morning. I love you Lord. May your Name be blessed today” said Nathan as he got up from sleep and stepped out of his bed.

After completing his morning’s chores, he sat with his open Bible, a steaming cup of coffee next to him. “Lord, open my eyes and let me feast on the bounties of your Word. Let this Word I read be a light for my path today” he prayed.

Prayerfully he read his portion from the Bible and meditated. He read a devotional for the day. Kneeling down beside his bed, he prayed and committed the day into the Lord’s hand. He praised God and thanked Him before placing his petitions before Him.

Recharged with new enthusiasm, Nathan had a spring in his step as he went out to face the day.

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At work, Nathan faced a problem. Arthur, one of his colleagues was spreading false rumors about him. During lunch time Robert, his Christian colleague and friend brought this news to Nathan. “ I think you should challenge Arthur and quell this rumour Nathan,” said Robert.

“ But Robert, today morning in my devotion time I read about how Our Lord Jesus Christ was silent before all who accused him falsely. Like a sheep before the shearers. The Lord wants us to be quiet. In His time, the truth will come out. Let us forgive Arthur and pray for him. Perhaps one day he will come to accept the Lord, because of our reaction.” Nathan replied.

“ I think you are right Nathan,” agreed Robert as they knelt down to pray. After prayer, Nathan felt at peace. He could face Arthur without and bitterness or malice. He smiled at him and continued to behave as though nothing has happened. Arthur was stunned. He felt guilty. “What makes Nathan so different? I thought he would be hurt. I expected him to retaliate. I wonder why he is so calm and quiet, loving and caring as ever?” mused Arthur.

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At the end of the day, Nathan opened his Bible again. " Lord forgive all my sins of the day. I thank you for throwing light on my path today. Please give me grace to forgive and love Arthur. Help him dear Lord to accept you and turn to you one day. Forgive my unintentional sins.” He prayed. After completing his meditations, he lay down and slept peacefully.

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“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105 (NKJV).


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© 2004: Dr.M.A. David S Kumar.


Member Comments
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L.M. Lee05/24/04
nice way you took an experience and tied it into your bible reading
Lynne Gaunt05/24/04
What a wonderful, practical reminder of God's willingness to guide us as we face daily challenges. Thank you!
Naomi Deutekom05/25/04
Practical Christianity! I agree with Wayne, I'ld love to see this fleshed out and flowing together. Space is a problem here, But it's a great outline for a much longer story???
Deborah Porter 05/27/04
Oh Nathan, this was such a sweet reminder of what it is to live for Christ and die to self. Nathan came across as a little too good to be true (which is a bit sad when you think about it), but even so, it was a lovely message. One little problem in the paragraph that started, "But Robert, today morning ..." It should actually be "this morning". Anyway, other than that I thought this was so innocent and gentle. Very special. With love, Deb
Deborah Porter 05/27/04
Ooops, sorry Anthony - I was thinking Anthony, but wrote "Nathan" because your main character was really foremost in my thoughts. :-)