Needle & Scissors
- By Bhupinder Singh
- Published 06/23/2010
Bhupinder Singh, founder of His Prayer House website, was born and brought up in India but moved to Canada in 1996. He is an Information Technology professional and presently works in a major Canadian bank as the technical head of the teams that design and develop new banking software. Being a brilliant student, he achieved top scholarship awards during his academic career. Bhupinder Singh comes from a devout Sikhi background - reading, meditating and following Sikh scriptures daily. However, his wife Mona had a mighty encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ that changed the life of this couple. They accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and started studying the Bible. “Ever since then, my life has changed completely”says Bhupinder Singh –"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthian 5: 17. "Now my only desire is to serve my Lord and to know Him more and more.” says Bhupinder Singh who is reaching out to the South Asian communities of diverse persuasions to bring people to the Lord.
He then put the pair of scissors at his feet. Then he took a small needle and thread and started to sew the bits of cloth, into a fine shirt. After sewing, he kept the needle in a box and kept the box on a shelf.
The tailor’s son was watching his father do everything said, “Father, I don’t understand why you put the scissors at your feet and kept the needle in a box and then kept it on a shelf. This needle costs nothing. But you place it carefully in a box. Why do you do that?”
“Yes, my son. The scissors have their function, no doubt; but they only cut the cloth into bits. The needle, on the contrary, unites the bits and enhances the value of the cloth. Therefore, the needle to me is more precious and valuable. The value of a thing depends on its utility, son, not on its cost-price or appearance.”
The son understood the purpose of each instrument and valued it accordingly. Yes, friends, the Lord also values us in a similar manner.
The Bible says, “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (2 Samuel 16:7). So, let us live a life that pleases the Lord and the Lord will bless us.
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