Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Why did God create bread and hunger?

He created bread so that we would have some idea of what the Son of God is like when he says, "I am the bread of life". And he created the rhythm of thirst and satisfaction so that we would have some idea of what faith in Christ is like when Jesus said, "He who believes in me shall never thirst". -John Piper in A Hunger For God

"God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him"

I wonder, O how I wonder, have I completely missed the point?


When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Disappear! *poof*


Will be pulling off a Houldini. Need a break. Otak tak center.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.- Psalms 130:5&6

Monday, 14 March 2011

prayer for japan

"I’ll take you to Jesus on my knees.."

A prayer for Japan

The power of moving water is greater than most of us can imagine. Nothing stands before it. We are driven to our knees:

Father in heaven, you are the absolute Sovereign over the shaking of the earth, the rising of the sea, and the raging of the waves. We tremble at your power and bow before your unsearchable judgments and inscrutable ways. We cover our faces and kiss your omnipotent hand. We fall helpless to the floor in prayer and feel how fragile the very ground is beneath our knees.

O God, we humble ourselves under your holy majesty and repent. In a moment—in the twinkling of an eye—we too could be swept away. We are not more deserving of firm ground than our fellowmen in Japan. We too are flesh. We have bodies and homes and cars and family and precious places. We know that if we were treated according to our sins, who could stand? All of it would be gone in a moment. So in this dark hour we turn against our sins, not against you.

And we cry for mercy for Japan. Mercy, Father. Not for what they or we deserve. But mercy.

Have you not encouraged us in this? Have we not heard a hundred times in your Word the riches of your kindness, forbearance, and patience? Do you not a thousand times withhold your judgments, leading your rebellious world toward repentance? Yes, Lord. For your ways are not our ways, and your thoughts are not our thoughts.

Grant, O God, that the wicked will forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Grant us, your sinful creatures, to return to you, that you may have compassion. For surely you will abundantly pardon. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus, your beloved Son, will be saved.

May every heart-breaking loss—millions upon millions of losses—be healed by the wounded hands of the risen Christ. You are not unacquainted with your creatures' pain. You did not spare your own Son, but gave him up for us all.

In Jesus you tasted loss. In Jesus you shared the overwhelming flood of our sorrows and suffering. In Jesus you are a sympathetic Priest in the midst of our pain.

Deal tenderly now, Father, with this fragile people. Woo them. Win them. Save them.

And may the floods they so much dread make blessings break upon their head.

O let them not judge you with feeble sense, but trust you for your grace. And so behind this providence, soon find a smiling face.

In Jesus’ merciful name, Amen.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

time to pick up the guitar?

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodg'd with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide..

- (portion of) On His Blindness by John Milton

Been thinking bout music and what I'm to do with it. Reminds me of a conversation I had with Di Song on Christian musicians/artists and what kind of songs they should be writing- How Christian should their songs be? We concluded that it mattered more that they were writing songs that God had placed in their hearts and it mattered less how 'Christian' the songs were (within reasonable limits of course =P).

Place a song in my heart and I'll sing it,
Oh if You're willing, give me a song..

Sunday, 6 March 2011

I love my job!

Been working (only) for 3 months but already the days are slipping by. It feels weird knowing that I'd be doing this for the next 30 years or so.

No need for such pessimism, there's always the option of loving the job ;P

I love my job by Dr. Seuss

I love my job, I love the pay!
I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss he is the best!
I love his boss and all the rest.

I love my office and its location, I hate to have to go on vacation
I love my furniture, drab and gray, and piles of paper that grow each day
I think my job is really swell, there's nothing else I love so well
I love to work among my peers, I love their leers and jeers and sneers
I love my computer and its software;
I hug it often though it won't care. I love each program and every file
I'd love them more if they worked a while.

I am happy to be here. I am. I am.
I'm the happiest slave of the firm, I am.
I love this work, I love these chores.
I love the meetings with deadly bores.
I love my job- I'll say it again-I even love those friendly men
Those friendly men who've come today,
In clean white coats to take me away!!!!


But seriously, I need to break the monotony. Any suggestions?

Friday, 4 March 2011

life of an engineer..

Suppose that at time t0, a particle's velocity decreases* (bearing in mind that displacement is a vector quantity) with increasing time, as t tends to infinity, what will happen to the particle?


Oh, life as an engineer- tougher than it seems. Checked my calculations, it's not an asymptote. Better check it again.

post edit: *the particle's velocity decreases in negativity