Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Friday, 15 March 2013


“Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory” (Col 3:3, 4).

Here, two experiences of a true Christian are stated : (i) his life is hid with Christ (ii) when Christ shall appear then shall you also appear with Him in glory. Unless we are now hid with Christ we cannot appear with Him in glory when He comes. People of God who now try to become famous and come to the limelight may have to hide themselves in shame at the glorious appearing of Christ.

Elijah was asked to hide himself before he was told to show himself. “Turn thee eastward and hide thyself” (I Kings 17:3). ‘East’ is the place of sunrise. A true child of God should learn to hide in the sunshine of God’s presence; then one day, just as the Lord told Elijah, He will say to you, “Go show thyself”(I Kings 18:1). When Elijah showed himself then, through him great things were done in the kingdom of Israel.

       It is surprising to see in David’s list of heroes, the name of a person of whom we do not read anywhere else, heading the list. “The Tachmonite… chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite” (II Sam 23:8). He seems to have been a ‘hidden saint’.

Dear child of God, if you are longing for name and fame and the applause of the world, a day is going to come when your glory will turn to shame. However, if you learn to hide yourself humbly under the wings of the mercies of God, then will come the glorious day when you will appear with Christ in glory.
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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