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The Holy One

Posted: March 26, 2012 in Renungan Rohani

  The Holy One

         “I am the Lord, your Holy One….” Isaiah 43:15

         “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15

T ake off your shoes, for this is holy ground.”

As quietly as she spoke, Kay knelt on the rug by the coffee table and slipped off her sandals. Quickly, I followed her example.

Then the small white-haired disciple began to talk with her best Friend. Her words brought indelible images of my Lord’s incomparable glory and perfections, His forgiving love and His absolute righteousness. Drawn from His Word, they warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes.

To this altogether holy and lovely King, Kay lifted all the concerns we had shared. How natural it was to see and confess our sins in the presence of such perfect love. How wonderful to know that we were “born again” to live and walk in His Kingdom forever. I sensed I had entered into another dimension of life– indeed, I had! And I didn’t want to leave. (more…)

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The Holy One

Posted: March 26, 2012 in Renungan Rohani

Study By: Richard L. Strauss

There is something about holiness that scares us, and something about a person who claims to be holy that threatens us. People like that make us feel uncomfortable, inferior, unworthy, guilty, and condemned. The less holy we think we are, the farther away from them we want to run.

That is the way some people feel about God. The thought of His holiness makes them want to hide. That is an understandable response for the unbeliever. He has good reason to hide from an infinitely holy God who must punish sin. But sometimes people whose sins have been forgiven, and who have been clothed with divine righteousness, also draw back from Him and that is probably due to a faulty understanding of His holiness. Satan enjoys perverting this doctrine and using it to drive a wedge between believers and their Lord.

Holiness is clearly out of style in our day, and the opinions of the day have a definite influence on the Christian’s mind. The prevailing viewpoint seems to be that nice guys finish last, that honest people never get ahead, and that clean-living people never have any fun. We have been conditioned to accept a lack of holiness as the normal pattern of life. We expect people to be immoral, dishonest, selfish, and greedy. Books are available that teach people how to get rich by cheating others. That’s the way life is, and some of us have decided that we might as well get our share. So we accept the philosophy of the world and begin doing unto others before they do unto us. We may even consider anybody who wants to be genuinely holy as being out of touch with reality.

One professing Christian challenged me to name anybody who had succeeded in business after consecrating his life to Jesus Christ. I was able to name some, but his challenge was revealing. If our highest priority in life is to succeed in business, and we do not think we can be successful as committed Christians, we will never desire to be holy or ever yield our lives to Jesus Christ. We may even ridicule anybody who wants to be holy, and we will certainly not want to hear anything about God’s holiness. If, on the other hand, our highest priority in life is to do God’s will and to bring glory to Him, then we will have much to gain from an understanding of His holiness. Assuming that this is our desire, let’s meet the Holy One.
The Meaning of God’s Holiness
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Kisah nyata tentang kehidupan gadis kecil yang bernama Olivia.

Pengantar Redaksi: Dalam terbitan /Warta RC  dimuat suatu ucapan belasungkawa atas berpulangnya Olivia Laurencia, 10 tahun, keponakan dari Jelly Lim, anggota Dewan Paroki Regina Caeli. Banyak Warga RC yang menyempatkan diri melayat di rumah duka ikut menitikkan air mata tapi sekaligus diteguhkan iman mereka mendengar kisah hidup Olivia yang berjuang melawan penyakitnya sejak usia satu setengah tahun. Berikut adalah kesaksian yang ditulis oleh salah seorang kerabatnya. Semoga kesaksian ini membawa kita pada permenungan yang mendalam tentang makna hidup kita masing-masing.

Tiga Juli 1999, tangis bayi memecah kesunyian. Sang bayi mungil lahir ke dunia membawa kebahagiaan bagi pasangan Jimmy dan Aiwan. Kulit putih kemerah-merahan, mata yang sungguh indah, bahkan ia memiliki bobot tubuh yang cukup besar dibandingkan ukuran normal bayi yang baru lahir. Semua orang yang melihat memuji sang bayi cantik yang kemudian diberi nama Olivia Laurencia dengan nama kecil Ping Ping ini. Yah, ini adalah mahakarya yang sungguh indah dari Tuhan bagi keluarga muda itu.

Sang bayi mungil tumbuh cepat dan makin cantik dari waktu ke waktu. Babak baru kehidupannya dimulai ketika umur satu setengah tahun. Saat anggota keluarga yang lain melihat adanya kelainan penglihatan pada Oliv kecil, segera mereka memeriksakannya ke dokter. Bagaikan disambar petir mereka harus menerima kenyataan bahwa Olivia divonis menderita kanker mata, atau istilah kedokterannya penyakit /Retina Blastoma/. “Biasanya untuk penyakit begini umurnya paling sekitar 2 tahun lagi,” demikian kata sang dokter yang terus terngiang-ngiang di ingatan orangtuanya. (more…)

RancanganNya Selalu Indah

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Renungan Rohani

Kesaksian Pemeliharaan Tuhan

Ada seorang ibu yang hidupnya dari berjualan tempe yang dibuatnya sendiri.  Ibu ini tinggal di sebuah desa di daerah Jawa Tengah.

Setiap hari Ibu ini melakukan aktifitasnya seperti biasanya, yaitu bangun pagi-pagi dia terlebih dahulu bersekutu dengan Tuhan, berdoa, membaca Alkitab dan setelah itu dia mengurus pekerjaannya di dapur dan berangkat ke pasar menjual tempe yang telah di buatnya.

Ibu ini hidup dengan sederhana, tapi sebagai seorang anak Tuhan ia selalu mengucap syukur dengan apa yang Tuhan berikan kepadanya. Dalam kesederhanaannya, ia selalu percaya bahwa Tuhan Yesus selalu memeliharanya. (more…)