Home | Offerings | Youth Corner | Abide Projects | My Blog | Contact Us
Worship Jesus Ministries Trust Presents
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020


Redwood trees: Unity


Romans 15:5 “May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”


Friends, it is definitely not easy to maintain peace when there are different people with different ideas and different temperament but the challenge is to patiently endure one another.  Apostle Paul says, ‘Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.’(Romans 15:7) ‘Nobody interfere with me’ is the phrase that we hear often, but there would be umpteen opportunities when you have to put up with interferences.  Family gatherings are challenging during this Christmas season and you need loads and loads of patience and grace to keep it going in peace. 


Just when you jump in to help the pastor in the church, an elder walks in and tells you not to wear such clothes to church or a team member loudly mocks about your hair or your colleague criticizes your presentation, how would you handle it?  The people of the world would explode I know, but I am speaking to you my dear Christian, what would you do?  Pride, colossal ego, rebellious spirit, garrulous tongue would stir you to react angrily and sarcastically but a humble spirit would pause and then answer. 


Whenever you feel your words are coming out harshly and loudly, hold on, ask God for strength to walk in peace and in harmony with others, be it at home, work, church or at college, let the spirit of God operate in you, that’s got to be your resolution during this Christmas season.


The huge redwood trees in California are considered the largest living things on earth and the tallest trees in the world.  Some of them are over 300 feet high and over 2500 years old.  One would think that trees so large would have a tremendous root system, reaching down hundreds of feet into the earth.  However, the redwoods actually have a very shallow system of roots.  So how do they get so big and stand for long?  Although it’s a shallow root system, they all intertwine, they are locked to each other.  So when the storms come and the winds blow, the redwoods stand.  And it’s because they don’t stand alone, for all the trees support and protect each other. 


e book download
youth corner
youth corner
facebook tweeter youtube