We have just finished the seminar at Don Bosco on a Biblical workshop on Ephesians. It was a great and encouraging time for us to look into the bible. exploring God’s grace and work on the faithful ones at Ephesus. One person said from the time it was announced in my church I had been looking forward for it. another said, I just loved the fact that we explored from the whole bible. so over all it was the best event in Bangalore. How come it was the best event of the season in Bangalore, when the number was less than last time?
If our curches have to rejoice, then its on events like these. Where one grows a passion for studying God’s word. Exploring scriptures for them selves. But why is this a challange for Christians in the City of Bangalore?
I spoke to one of the “Most Prominent leader” in Bangalore and this is what he said, “it starts with the love for God’ Word that is the Bible, but it is hard and difficult to work our way through it, it takes time, more than our quiet time. But the best part is that it is the BEST option for us as leaders, teachers (incl. Sundays School), preachers and laymen in other words Christians and once proclaimed it will pay off.”
I am reminded of the words of in Ezekiel 3:1-3 [3:1] And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”  So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat.  And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.
This comes during a time of the exiles but the commission and call is to speak to the rebellious house. But when we read the words spoken, it encourages us. The words of mourning are not bitter, as one would expect, but sweet as honey. Ezekiel has taken a first step in obedience to the Lord. My I take this time to encourage us, to read and grow in the love for God’s word. where God’s word is faithfully read, taught, preached, God’s voice is clearly heard.