welcome to this christian website

Nov 10th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

DAILY MESSAGE

Be careful of not overstretching yourself in the call and the work you are doing for your LORD. Of course, the Lord wants your all and your best but He does not demand that you overdo things in your labours. And create a stressed out situation. There is a wisdom that He would impart so that you know when to ease off and take a needful rest so that there can come the spiritual recharging and refreshing of your being. Be sensitive to this factor for it will ensure your constant health, progress and success in your service and ministry. From eternity He seeks your well-being and success in both life and labour. He is not a hard master or slave-driver but compassionate and caring over all of His servants, and it means you. So come apart at times and ‘rest awhile’, today, if need be!

SACRED SONGS

This is a very much loved hymn and calls forth from the inner spiritual such beautiful desires as there is a genuine reflection on the LORD and His work on the Cross. One cannot but admire and adore Christ when there is true contemplation of what he wrought through His sacrifice in laying down His life for us.  These words say it all and capture the pure thought and feeling of a genuine believer in Christ in worship.

Author (sanzas. 1, 2): William Rees

REES, WILLIAM (Gwilym Hiraethog; 1802-1883), Independent minister, writer editor, and political leader; born at Chwibren-isaf, a farm nestling at the foot of Mynydd Hiraethog, in the parish of Llansannan, Denbs., 8 Nov. 1802 , the second son of Dafydd and Ann Rees — his elder brother being Henry Rees

Author (attibuted to stanzas. 3, 4): William Williams

William Williams, called the “Watts of Wales,” was born in 1717, at Cefn-y-coed, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. He originally studied medicine, but abandoned it for theology. He was ordained Deacon in the Church of England, but was refused Priest’s Orders, and subsequently attached himself to the Calvinistic Methodists. For half a century he travelled in Wales, preaching the Gospel. He died in 1791. Williams composed his hymns chiefly in the Welsh language; they are still largely used by various religious bodies in the principality. Many of his hymns have appeared in English, and have been collected and published by Sedgwick.

Here is Love Vast as the Ocea

1/. Here is love, vast as the ocean, Loving-kindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom, Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember? Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten, Throughout heav’n’s eternal days.

2/. On the mount of crucifixion, Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers, Poured incessant from above,
And heav’n’s peace and perfect justice Kissed a guilty world in love.

3/. Let me, all Thy love accepting, Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only, And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory, Nothing in the world I see;
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me, Thou Thyself hast set me free.

4/. In Thy truth Thou dost direct me By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting, As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring Thy great love and pow’r on me,
Without measure, full and boundless, Drawing out my heart to Thee.

QUOTES TO NOTE – CHANGE

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often – Winston Churchill

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A CALL TO WORK – Matthew 20: 1-16

The parable that Christ teaches has a double-emphasis: one is the call of the householder to people to come and work in his vineyard, and two, his intention to reward them as a result of honest toil. There was a needful task to be performed and so the summons throughout the whole day continued because he did not want a wasted harvest nor did he desire people to be unemployed so that they could not support themselves. He was of gracious and generous disposition offering work for those who wanted it with the promise of remuneration. They would not labour in vain but be truly compensated as he contracted with them.

At the end of the day he treats all the same and this is because of his generosity. All these men had needs to be met and the latter ones would no doubt have worked the whole day had they had the opportunity to do so. How he was misjudged because of his grace but he lived up to his promise and showed kindness! All should have been glad that no one lacked; all were blessed and paid.

It is an illustration of our Lord and Master issuing out a call to His people to join in the work of harvesting the spiritual harvest. He cries out to all within Christendom right to the end of time to be involved in the biggest job at hand, to make sure that people are reaped into His kingdom. All must become involved and take the hour of opportunity of working to bring the lost home for Him. The day of reward will soon be and those who have lovingly served will be richly compensated. One can rely both on His word and goodness to richly compensate.

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