A service of PMPPKN (Indonesian Christian Student and Youth Fellowship)was live streamed through Facebook (PMPPK Nasional) and Instagram (Zona Anak Tuhan) on Monday, September 7, 2020. The Word of God was delivered by Pipit, taken from Isaiah 48:17-18.
Isaiah 48:17-18 (NKJV) “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,The Holy One of Israel:“I am the Lord your God,Who teaches you to profit,Who leads you by the way you should go.Oh, that you had heeded My commandments!Then your peace would have been like a river,And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”
Our life is a journey. A journey must have an end and there must be an end. So, what are we trying to achieve at the end of our journey? Who do we walk with every day? If we walk together with Jesus, then the end of our journey will be an eternal life. Therefore, it is very important who we walk with each day so that we will not turn to the left or right.
The Word of God says, “I am the Lord your God,Who teaches you to profit,Who leads you by the way you should go….”These days are not easy. We depend our lives totally on Jesus. We need to be led and guided to walk together with Jesus every day so that we will arrive at His plan. It’s too hard if we go through our lives alone, especially in times of this pandemic. Maybe many of our parents were laid off from their workplace or maybe many of us are getting bored with endless online learning and are afraid to leave the house. However, if we walk together with Jesus, there will be joy, happiness, and strength every day.
How can we walk every day with God? Firstly, we must have the courage to put off all our sins. What sins must we put off? Maybe our bad company, anxieties, or feelings of distrust or something else, we have to dare to let these things go. Don’t worry because Jesus, our creator, is greater and has power over our lives. So, don’t be afraid and don’t worry, we must have the courage to leave all our sins that hold us back from walking with Jesus. Secondly, ask the Lord Jesus so that the Lord Jesus will hold our hands every day. Do not let go His hand so that He will guide us every day.
Today we must decide to walk with Jesus. These times surely are not easy.There are so many things that might happen in our lives. However, remember that there is Jesus who wants to come into our lives and wants to guide our paths so that we can see how beautiful God’s design is in our lives. If we have problems in our family, at school, or anywhere else, if we walk together with God, then we will never be too late. We will find strength in the midst of the pressure we are facing in. Therefore, let’s accept the Lord Jesus, open up our hearts, and accept Him as Savior in our lives.
The Word of God was continued by Nova Tamsi. It was taken from Matthew 20:29-34.
Matthew 20: 29-34 (NKJV) “Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.”
Even though these two blind men could not see, they believed in Jesus. They believed that Jesus was able to heal them. They kept their spirits up and kept crying out for God to heal them even though many people rebuked them at that time. We can see that these two blind men had such an extraordinary faith. And what happened? They were healed by God. God saw their faith and He healed them.
If any of us are sick at the moment, maybe we suffer from stomach ulcer, headache, heart problems, or other diseases, Jesus is able to heal each of us. As long as we believe and have faith in Him, Jesus will heal us.