Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Romans 8:28 :  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

I recently came across this funny TV Commercial which actually spoke a message to me. In it we see this guy who unknowingly escapes many fatal accidents just by chance. The advertisement is about how  he  rides like a breeze inspite of all the dangers around as he had the powerful Amaron battery with him but the moment he parts with the battery, he loses the power and  is endangered! Get ready for a good laugh.....

Moral of the Ad: Saved by Amaron Battery? ;) ……Ok laughs aside….let’s reflect a lil now…Friends, we have the hand of the  Almighty God- [much, much powerful than any Amaron battery ] shielding us from so many unknown dangers. Who knows how many of the annoyances and irritations of our  lives may actually be blessings in disguise?

1)The best example would be how my husband due to sudden chicken pox couldn’t accompany his 5 friends on a trekking trip to Ponmudi  hill station. He must have felt sad and left out at that moment wondering  why the disease had to have struck him at such a time but believe me when I say that it couldn’t have come at a better time; he understood  later when he heard of how all 5 of his friends who had gone on the trip had drowned in the river due to a sudden undercurrent on that fateful day. If it were not for the chicken pox would he be alive to tell me the story of that unforgettable tragedy? What do you call that....  Coincidence? Chance?

2)I know another incident when my School Principal testified of the faithfulness of God  when he realized how closely he had escaped death by missing a train by a few minutes. Ironically my Principal, a real stickler for punctuality couldn’t believe how he could have missed the train that day but had he made it on the train that day, that might have been his last train journey as he had purchased the ticket to be on the Peruman Train which is one of the largest train tragedies in Indian history.

3)I have heard a similar testimony by an amazing couple in the Christian Music Ministry(Glen and Teresa L’arive)of how they got a wonderful offer in the US and everything was ready but at the last minute something didn’t work out and they were very disappointed as to why that happened but later they knew since it was in the very vicinity of the 9/11 tragedy that their new office was located and they praised God for His loving intervention that actually saved their lives. For more such amazing incidents click here . How reassuring it is that in this world so full of confusion and insecurity, we can be secure as nothing happens without God’s knowledge.
I truly believe that there are no accidents or coincidences in the life of a believer only God ordained interventions and grace filled moments.We need to give Him the glory that is duly His. We need to gratefully recognize his great love and protection in our lives rather than foolishly brush away His careful concern for us by calling it chance or luck or destiny.
So the next time you get delayed because of a traffic jam /you forget your car keys/spill coffee on your dress/have a last minute phone call on your way out of office/ …smile and say it doesn’t matter….this minor inconvenience may just be the hand of God protecting me from some major tragedy round the corner. I challenge you to go a step further and thank Him for that annoyance and I tell you, one day when you see the bigger picture you will be glad you did!
“Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” - Malcom Muggeridge

Enjoy this lovely song LORD YOU ARE MY REFUGE :

Have a blessed week!
Take care, God bless,
Sparky Laurie

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