THE LIVING WATER (January-December, 2023)

DATE: Monday, June 19, 2023


Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do, for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner" (John 5:19).


Proverbs 4:10-19
[10]. Hear, my son, and receive my sayings,

And the years of your life will be many.

[11]. I have taught you in the way of wisdom;

I have led you in right paths.
[12]. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.
[13]. Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.
[14]. Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.
[15]. Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on.
[16]. For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.

[17]. For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.

[18] But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

[19]. The way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know what makes them stumble.


Hear what Sudhakar Rao wrote about his father: "The love and patience with which my mother raised me have given me a lifelong appreciation for what it takes to be a good parent. Looking back, it seems like the naughty and playful child that I was back then must have been a constant source of concern for her, but somehow, she found a way to let me be myself, while also guiding me in the right direction. I was lucky that my father was equally good at balancing his encouragement of my natural strengths, with a firm and principled approach to parenting. Today I'd like to look at my relationship with my father. It would not be an exaggeration at all, if I was to say that he is one of the anchors of my life. His influence, in words and actions, has shaped my personality and given me a lofty ideal to aspire. A lot of what I have achieved in life is in some way a reflection of his advice and the example he set for me as a person. Wow! My father, my mentor! It is a beautiful and incredible thing to have that kind of statement written about you by your child, for the world to learn from.

In like manner, our Memory Scripture today, speaks volumes about the kind of relationships esus, the Son of God, had and enjoyed with His Father. No wonder, the whole Bible is all about Him (cf Lk. 24:44-45). A father-child mentorship ought to leave indelible godly marks on the mentee, to shape his/her world, lastingly. It is not too late to start or restart



1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.

2. Not the labours of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone:
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

3. Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy Cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

4. While I draw this fleeting breath.
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee. Amen.


1. O Lord God, forgive me where I have failed in my parental responsibilities.

2. Lord, be my sufficiency in discharging my parental duties faithfully.

3. Lord, help our parents to better understand the place of the home in nation building, and to play their God-given parts in their children's upbringing.


Psalms 49:1-51-9


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