FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
“Mom, God has given me a promise that my steps will not be hampered and my feet will not be stumbled. But why I fall into the PIT?”( John fall in a deep PIT which was dug deeply like a grave for the foundation of construction of a house — and they put lot of thorny bushes in it . I do not know the reason for keeping so many thorny dried bushes there, but those thorns bruised John severely.” ) So he wanted to know why he fall in that PIT.
I have no answer, I do not know what to tell him. So honestly I accepted that ” Kanna, I do not know… I am really ignore of this answer. But I will ask the Lord and let you know.”
It look like that he was contended with the answer, and trusted me that I would get the answer for him I dared not to leave his bedside, because the doctor warned me the danger of that night, but I need to go our and pray and ask God about the question my son asked. So I went out into the other room closed the doors to pray.
Once again I prostrated on the floor at the feet of my Lord, just as I am , I poured out my being in His presence and with supplications I queried Him, “Lord, my son is asking me about the promise you had given to him that ‘his feet shall not stumble and his steps would not hampered” He asked me why this promise is gone with the wind? He asked me why his feet stumbled why his steps hampered, why he fall into that PIT, oh Lord , Oh Lord how come you forgot your promise to him, now he is asking me about that, Lord what answer should I give to him? What answer shall I give to him for his question why he fall into the PIT? Father I have no answer of mine, you tell me Lord what answer should I give my son.”
Thus I prayed and I was led to open the Bible and see the verses in Psalms 107:13-15 & 19-20 ” And they cried to the Lord in their trouble and He saved them from their distress; and He brought them out from darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains; Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and for His wonderful deeds for men. 19 verse, and they cried to the Lord in their trouble and He saved them from their distress; He sent forth His word and healed them He rescued them from the PIT (grave )
I was reading the Telugu Bible where it is written the exact word John used for the PIT , in Telugu it is GUNTA Why I fall in that GUNTA
I was bewitched by the verse,
“ And they cried to the Lord in their trouble and He saved them from their distress; and they cried to the Lord in their trouble”
Yes I cried to the Lord, I cried out His name in that valley loudly echoes of my cry were heard by everyone in that little place in between the hills, I asked the Lord to help us, save my son in His name… yes I cried to the Lord in my trouble,
” He sent forth His word and healed them”
Yes His word will heal my son, I read the psalms 51 and Isaih 53 to him at his bed side, surely my Lord will heal him with His word.
“He rescued them from the PIT (grave )”
Oh Yes He rescued him from the PIT>.. Then at this juncture I heard a voice still and small in my back of the brain, like this.
” PIT, do you remember that Joseph was in the PIT thrown by his brothers, he too cried from the PIT for help ?”
“Yes Lord he too fall in the PIT and he too cried aloud for help,”
“Yes , Didn’t I give so many promises to him also about his future, Did I reveal all that is for him for the future in his dreams?”
“Yes Lord you promised him that he would save his brothers and parents and that they would prostrate in front of him.”
” But what happened in the PIT< when he was in the PIT he too must had thought that I forgot my promises to him, but NO … I did not forget the promise I gave him, I not only saved him from the PIT but I the Lord fulfilled all the promises I gave to him. Yes all my promises are Yea when I say Yea and 2 Corinthians 1:20 ( All the promises of God are Yea and in Him amen unto the glory of God by us.)
Therefore frantically I flipped through the pages of the Bible to the book of Genesis where the account of Joseph was written
Genesis.37:24 And they took him and cast him into a PIT and the PIT was empty. There was no water in it.
Here in this verse it was written PIT only not the grave … wonderful, my swollen eyes were beaming with lights of joy.
My heart was at peace, the peace that was given by Him, “My Peace I give to thee, not the peace the world gives to you but my Peace I give to you .” John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, I do not giveto you as the world gives”
This promise was fulfilled exactly at that moment.
so the I went and sat at the bed and praying silently in my heart, praising God for His peace.
so the next I did was, the minute he opened his eyes I was ready to give him the answer from the Lord.
I told him , he was so very happy and rejoiced along with me.
He slept peacefully till 11am , when he got up, my mother prepared Rasam ( pepper water) and I was giving the food to him . I was feeding him with my hand, he sat on a stool and eating, then with one eye he was staring at the calender on the opposite wall and said, ” Mom, you know my promise is behind this page . ” That was the month of May, so I briskly got up and flipped the page back to see what promise he got for the month of April, there it was written like this ,” ( this calender was Lef calender which all of us had the same calender in our homes.)
Psalms 61:2 ” Lead me to the rock higher than I” I could not controle my broad grin then and there but I joked saying ” Well , boy it may be your promise to ask God to take you higher rock than you are but You have to ask also when you get come down from such hillock”
Later I asked him why he climbed the hillock , he told me that he wanted to see what is there on the other side of the hill and that he wanted to pitch a flag on the top of the hill…. wow I was astonished at this adventurous spirit without any precautions of course…or without any training or skill to do that. which caused me great pain, and made him to escape a great accidnet by His grace.