Monday, December 3, 2007

A short vacation.

It is hard to believe that a 15 days vacation was a short one!
But when it includes 38+ hours of flight journey, a wedding, reception, visiting relatives on both sides, kids being sick and staying in the hospital, it is really short!
My 17 months old son couldn’t really cope with a sudden change in temperature (From 35 degrees to 96 degrees in 24 hours). I wouldn't blame him!
While traveling from one side of the globe to the other squeezing in the economy class seat, I was dreaming about the comfort of my bedroom all the way.
Though still in jet lag (waking up at 3.00 in the morning), I am glad I am back!
All I want to say is that, though I didn’t have good sermons, bible study, blogging, churching, the peace of Christ was upon me all the time! All the 15 days while going through many difficult times, I knew I was a child of God.
I didn’t feel guilty for not praying, for not reading bible, for not churching. Somewhere deep inside me I knew that I was loved unconditionally!
Thank You, Jesus!


Gary Kirkham said...

Glad to see that you are back in the blogosphere. We missed you! I am not sure what I would do with a 15 day vacation. After 7 days the thought of going back to work is loathsome. :)

Joel Brueseke said...

Yes indeed we have missed you... Welcome back "home!" I hope you're able to get some rest and to ease back into 'normal' life. :D

Bino B. Manjasseril said...

Gary and Joel,
Thank you. Yes, in fact it is good to be home and I am hoping to do some reading/blogging in the coming days. It was a good experience though to see how blessed are us here in America. In India, life is a matter of survival for many (don't even think about luxury).
A nation of over 1 billion people. Though it changed a lot in the past many years with a booming economy there are still famine, hunger, unemployment, sickness etc.
There were many occasions which touched my heart seeing how people struggle to survive there.
I have a heart for that country where there is now a great deal of preaching of Christ's gospel among the Hindu majority. There are many evangelical Christians in the state where I originally come from, but the saddening truth is most of them are the symbols of ultra legalism.
I have a heart for the people there, but I am waiting to see what God has in mind.