Reflections

By Kumar Aryal - AsiaCMS Co-Mission Partner Last words are very important. Last words that people say reveal what is closest to...

Acts 8:26-27 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians… When we live to obey God in His mission, His leading is not always immediately logical to our human eyes. Yet, when we choose to obey, the impact is often multi-dimensional and beyond our human expectations. In Acts 8, Philip is the primary agent in a mass turning of a previously resistant people group toward Christ. Amidst that spiritual revival, in an unexpected turn of events, God’s angel tells him to “go toward the south… a desert place.

By Suzane Avadiar, Communications Manager of AsiaCMS “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” – John 13:35. Peter was heartbroken; he had denied his Jesus and stood by as his Saviour was crucified. Peter was still consumed with guilt and disappointment in himself when he and a few other disciples spotted Jesus walking along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The moment Peter heard John say, “It is the Lord!” (John 21:7), Peter leaped out of the boat and rushed over to his beloved Jesus. He was in need of restoration. After cooking His disciples breakfast with their own catch and breaking bread with them, Jesus turned his attention to Peter with one fateful question three times (John 21:15-19)...

  A foundational truth that I constantly remind myself – God precedes us in that which He has tasked us to do. To speak of “God’s mission” is to assume that He is actively involved in our world. He is already intersecting into the paths of individuals and in the affairs of communities and nations. In no way is He absent or passively looking down from the heavens, with folded hands. When we say that we partner with God in His mission, our foremost task is thus, to ‘hear’ Him and ‘see’ that which He is already doing. Then, we do the things He has privileged us to perform for His cause...