Daily devotion

Under Siege

During the Bosnian war (1992-1996), more than 10,000 people — civilians and soldiers — were killed in the city of Sarajevo as gunfire and mortar rounds rained down from the surrounding hills. Steven Galloway’s gripping novel “The Cellist of Sarajevo unfolds there, during the longest siege of a capital city in modern warfare. The book follows three fictional characters who must decide if they will become completely self-absorbed in their struggle to survive, or will somehow rise above their numbing circumstances to snookered others during a time of great adversity.

From a prison in Rome, Paul wrote to the Christians in Philippi, saying: “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others”. Paul cited Jesus as the great example of a selfless focus on others: “Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God, . .  made Himself of no reputation … humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross”. Rather than seeking sympathy from others, Jesus gave all He had to rescue us form the tyranny of sin.

Our continuing challenge as followers of Jesus is to see through His eyes and respond to the needs of others in His strength, even in our own difficult times.

From the book “Our Daily Bread”

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About Sam Jacob

I am by profession a UI/ UX designer. I have more interest in connecting users with technology through the field of UX experience. My hobby is photography and cinematography. I am also a drummer. I started drumming at the age of 5. During my free time, i use my talent to help in my church through drumming and singing.

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