Friday, June 10, 2005

A letter from Brother Joseph

Hello sister Char and Silvana, and all the brethren at the Table,

Warmest greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We are so grateful to hear from you, and for the email we have received some days ago from sister Felicia Dennis from the Table.

It was a blessing to speak with you last time on the phone. I was so excited! When you were praying for us, I can hear Jesus speaking to us! Since that day, we have been favored greatly, and some local people here is helping us, though in minimal way, but it is very helpful. We rejoice for the blessing that Lord Jesus passes to us through you on that day I called. In the first place, it was a miracle for me to get the phone booth card to call you. Truly our Father in heaven can do miracles through His precious Son, Jesus Christ!

We continue to Praise God from Whom all blessings flows. Soon, I will provide you a postal address here which you can send some pictures of Jesus to us.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Your brother,Brother Joseph and the Believers from Togo, now refugees in Ghana
June 6, 2005

Monday, June 06, 2005

GRIEF - a reminder as we look at the highways and byways

Grief is a phenomenon of the heart. The Father shows grief in the heart of man caused by loss, natural and manmade loss. Evil does not make grief. The enemy does not make grief. The Father does not make grief. Grief comes out of the heart because of loss, most times caused by sin and by evil.

Grief moves within man; around the mind, around the heart, around the spirit; always moving. Because it moves, it is always felt. Grief causes the grieving to lose light, to draw deep within - diminished, always in pain. Grief is not in itself evil, it just exists.

Time can affect grief but only in fading the pain somewhat, but when it moves it is felt as deeply as ever. The Father sees a world of grief - as though the grieving are prisoners, and as though they have lost their lives while they are still alive.

This is the phenomenon: grief coming purely out of the heart of man. The Father wants to answer grief. There is only one answer that stops the constant movement of grief. That answer is hope and only He can bring that answer to the grief itself and begin to free the grieving.

Silvana Lupetti
April 2005