A Penny for my thoughts

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Dun let urself get u..

Moments of despair when u feel absolutely worthless or undeserving are common among many..For all those feeling so, I would like to share this message with you.
In the bible, Jesus said "Do not 2 sparrows sell for a coin of small value? Yet none of them will fall to the ground without ur Father's knowledge. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore, have no fear. You are worth more than many sparrows". (Matthew10:29-31)
In Jesus' day, the sparrow was considered as a cheap bird sold as food. A person could buy 2 sparrows for a coin..i think abt 5 cents in today's terms. And if the person was willing, for 2 coins, he could get not 4 but 5 sparrows. The worth of the sparrow was considered as if it was valueless. Yet, in Luke 12:6 we read, "Not one of them, (not even the one added in) goes forgotten before God".
If God is to place so much of value upon a sparrow that was deemed as valueless by men, what more of humans, who were created in his image?
Last but not least, we read in 1 John 3:19, 20: "We shall assure our hearts before him as regards whatever our hearts may condemn us in, because God is greater than our hearts and knows all things."
Let us not underestimate God's love for us because of what our hearts tell us. We are each of great worth to God.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A hazard to myself

Sometimes, i'm such a blur sotong..or rather most of the times..After Monday's incident, i've been thinking how fortunate i've been to have so many people watching out for me..Especially God.
Monday, i went for an interview. I got the job. Then i quit the nxt moment. Yep, lucky i wasn't sued for breach of contract or wateva..I had misunderstood what the job was about. I had thought that it was calling up people to CHECK with them matters. Little did i know that it was to CHAT with people. I'm not a person who's comfortable with such a chatline job, no offence though. I cun believe i made such a mistake. Lucky the lady was sweet and she realised that i sincerely did not mean this to happen.
I thought back of all the times i got myself into some sort of a mess..Once, i visited my Dad's factory with my brother. My brother washed his hands under the tap in the cooler and told me, "Whoa, the water is icy cold". Immediately, i put my hands under the tap and switched it on. IT took me a few minuted to realise that it was not icy cold as my hand felt..but HOT. I had turned on the red switch not the blue one. As a result, my left hand was 'scorched'. IT took me a few months to recover i think. The skin looked as if it was decomposing. I still remember the time when my sec classmate asked me to uncover my bandage to let him see. Despite my warnings that it was an ugly sight, he wouldn't listen. When i did show him, i had to laugh at his face. His went silent and his face kinda turned pale. I thought it would leave a permanent scar but again, i was lucky. It healed.
Then there are all those times when i took the wrong bus, MRT...getting lost..The worst but yet the most hilarious was when my friends and i got lost on the way to our HMT class in Serangoon..We were nearing Changi Airport..In the end, after asking many, we finally did arrive at the centre, 5 mins b4 the class ended. After recounting what happened, the bell went and we were asked to return home by our amazed tamil teacher. We had been travelling for abt 4 hrs..
I've had many such experiences. I dun think the list would end here though..I just want to thank all those who have helped me out, and even changed these memories to joyful ones.