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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

189- Shift from Death to Life

 

St-Takla.org Image: A boy helping his mother clean the house, table, talking to each other. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: طفل يساعد أمه في تنظيف المنزل، منضدة، يتحدثان.

St-Takla.org Image: A boy helping his mother clean the house, table, talking to each other.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: طفل يساعد أمه في تنظيف المنزل، منضدة، يتحدثان.

Young Mark noticed a big smile on his mother's face. So he asked her, "Why do I see you happy, Mom?"

She said, "I’ve heard a sermon on the promise of Jesus Christ for us."

"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has

Everlasting life, and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life"

(John 5.24).

The mother started explaining to her son this Divine promise and how she realized the certainty of the work of Jesus Christ for eternity through whose blood we are transformed from the death of sin to the new life.

Both mother and son opened the Bible and the son underlined the heavenly promise and knew it by heart. He even started memorizing it all day and he was extremely happy.

Ten days passed and the kid went home one day to find his mother losing her inner happiness and looking depressed. Mark looked at his mother with great surprise, saying, "What happened Mon? Did the verse change? I'll go and see."

Then he rushed to her room and brought the Holy Bible and opened it saying, "It’s the same verse which we used to read. The heavenly promise has not changed."

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: انتقل من الموت إلى الحياة.

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+ Let me preserve Your heavenly true promises so that You preserve me always happy.

+ Inscribe Your heavenly promises in my heart.

Set them in front of my eyes so that I shall not forget them.

+ This is Your lively promise: to endow me with Your eternity.

With You I live and I glorify God, the happiness of my soul.


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