Friday, 23 May 2008

The holiness of God

A couple of days ago I found a "letter" which I wrote as a project some years back. I didn't even know stuff from so long ago still existed. I thought they'd all be thrown away during one of my mass room clearings. :) (It's amazing the kind of things still floating around somewhere in our house.)

Anyway, the letter was to be written to a friend telling him/her about the holiness of God.

The letter is dated 20th April 2001

Dear friend,

God's holiness is not simply the best we know: infinitely better. We know nothing like the divine holiness. It stands apart, unique, unapproachable, incomprehensible, and unattainable. The natural man is blind to it. He may fear God's power and admire his wisdom, but His holiness he cannot even imagine.

The holiness of God is incomprehensible. It is an awesome mystery, surrounding, and enfolding the universe. It can never be intellectually conceived. Only sensed and felt in the depths of the human spirit.

Abigail Ong

When I read it again (it's so powerful to read stuff you wrote years ago), I was just amazed at what I was taught at the age of 11, and forgotten since. And it really is true. God is so holy that we cannot even begin to fathom the glory, and majesty of the I AM who sits and reigns on His throne as King forever and ever. The holy, unapproachable, perfect, Nonesuch. Before whom we will all have to bow and worship one day. And it will truly be a joy and honour to worship this holy God who despite his elevated status, humbled Himself, became Man, and substituted His holy, perfect, blameless, sinless Self in my place. He died for me- He paid for my sins so that I could one day meet Him in heaven and bow before His holiness. You see, it is because of His holiness that no one can meet Him. No one in sin can enter heaven to meet this holy God. But because the perfect, holy God became the world's scapegoat, we are holy and righteous too. And someday, after I die, I will meet Him face to face.

Do you have that same assurance? If you die in your sins, without accepting God's 'substitution' of His righteousness for yours, you will not be allowed into heaven. You will be punished for your sins. You will end up in hell.

Because God is holy.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Seems like we have a panacea for coughs

This is really interesting! I shall try it the next time a cough comes along :D

WOW! I was raised, and raised my kids with Vicks.
How come I never knew this? I can't wait for my next cough. Amazing! READ ITALL.
It works 100 percent of the time, although the scientists at the Canada Research
Council (who discovered it) aren't sure why. To stop night-time coughing in a
child (or an adult, as we found out personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on
the bottom of the feet at bedtime and then cover with socks.
persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes, and stay
stopped for many, many hours of relief. This works 100 percent of the time and
is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough
medicines. In addition, it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will
sleep soundly. I heard the head of The Canada Research Council describe these
findings by their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and
usage of prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative
therapies like acupressure. I just happened to tune in to a.m. Radio and picked
up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than
good due to the chemical make-up of these strong drugs, so I listened. It was
found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime and
in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went
on to sleep soundly. My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep
constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100 percent! She
said it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her. The coughing stopped in a
few minutes, and believe me, this was a deep (incredibly annoying - every few
seconds!), uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night
she used it. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely
amazed at the effect. Pass this on - especially to those with children or