When God says May, He means May!

May 20th 2011 : So lets rewind the clocks backwards. Say 5 years? If my memory serves me correctly. May was the month a lot of decisions were flying over my head like birds of a feather. I had to choose what I would do after my 12th Board exams. My choices were

1. Listen to Dad and do Hotel Management and climb up the ranks with lots of hard-work.

2. Listen to my heart and do something I would love while I work hard.

3. Listen to God. This was a huge step because God never figured in my life till May 2006.

Also other choices were on the table.

Update 28th November 2019 :

I’m trying to get back to blogging. For now, I might start editing old posts with updates. Since most of my old posts were thoughts to my current self and a few were posts to a future self. 

I’m surprised how many life-changing decisions were taken in May from 2006 to 2017.

May 2006: I gave my life to Christ.
May 2011: Decided to not pursue Hotel Management and continue with Photography.
May 2013: Met my future bride Angela Abraham.
May 2017: Joined work at Stories by Joseph Radhik.

Words on a screen

This last month has caused me to rethink a few  all of my priorities. I found myself going back to the first post on oscarisms.wordpress.com and looking at all the different experiences I’ve had. Most importantly, reading what I have learned through the Word of God over the years.

The main purpose of this blog was for an older Oscar, just incase he got stuck or wanted to thank God he’d have all the information he forgot on the web.

Currently the older Oscar, as compared to the one writing with bad grammar in 2006 is grateful that he started this blog.

I think i’ll start to pen down my life once again. Without the many passwords this time. (I forgot most of them lol)


An Old Story I heard in Church

At one exact point outside time, there stood billions and billions of people on the vast plain ever imagined in the courtroom. This courtroom was different from other ones. For starters the floor was laden with this shiny magnificent gem of all colours and its beauty matched none that was found on earth. Surely this is a special place. After all, special things are seen in special places.

So there we have it, all sorts of people who were standing in the courtroom. They form groups now. You can see pockets of millions of people just standing . But a very strange thing took place, the people instead of standing in reverence and being still stood shouting at the Judge. One group started to question in anger- “How can GOD judge us? Who is God that he should be called worthy of asking us questions? How dare he call himself the Good one? Does he know what suffering is? How would he know what we had to go through?”

But instead of being ashamed of their attitude they were encouraged by each others demands and cries of suffering and shouted more and cursed him even more!

A woman comes up, she points to her arm. “Look here, GOD! Do you see this number tattooed on me? Do you remember this? This to me in prison. For being born one of (scornfully) Your chosen people! I was one of the many to die in the chamber after those pigs raped me and my daughters. Where were you when that happened? How would you know what I went through?”
Another man comes in front and opens his neck, “Look at this disfigured skin! The white folks, the purer skin as they called themselves, they bound me and enslaved my people. We were the slaves of many who made us do anything they saw fit. It was done to me GOD! Would you know how it is to live and not die, all because of my skin that the sun burnt? They called me ‘black’ and spat on me. They bound me and drove us to the point of death many times. But the brutes always kept us alive! What profit does a dead slave bring them? Death was our only hope and now this resurrection and judgment? Why should this also be brought upon us?”

All the souls who went through the same more or less, screamed in approval!

An untouchable from India came forward and cried out in anguish for his suffering.
 A Chinese man who was burned alive shouted obscenities. 
A Turk killed in Armenia brought forth his life in front of God. 
A mother who was raped by the crusaders cried and shook her fist in front of the throne and asked why she should NOT have eternal peace.
 An orphan who was enslaved and made a prostitute complained of his life.
A Russian came forward and said that he never heard of God in Siberia. They weren’t allowed to.

Every man had something to say and something to show as they tried to reason out with God. Because of the enormity and the serious nature of their injustices they decided that every group will send forth one person as their leader to represent them. The leader would be the one who had suffered the most and the worst. In almost no time there were a handful of people who came together and discussed among themselves on what they should say to this GOD! They decided that leaders are to speak their demands in front of God.

The leaders had their meeting and one of them came ahead and said “We have decided that the only way God can judge us is if he goes through the same thing that men on earth have endured. What does God know? He lives in heaven and He is eternal. He can’t die. He doesn’t hunger; he doesn’t need shelter or clothes to wear! We demand that he come down as a man and live on Earth.”

So they demanded of Him, each one came forth and laid his demands in front of the throne. They demanded that he should come to live on earth and be in human form. And since he is God he shouldn’t allowed to use his powers as long as he lives.
“Let people talk and ponder about the name of his Father. Let him try to explain who God is and why God is and let no one listen to his voice. Let him have friends who are the ordinary and he should be seen with murders, thieves and prostitutes of the world and let him be betrayed by one of his own. 
Let him come and be humiliated in front of his people. Let him live and try to save others only to be killed himself. Let him be judged by a coward. Have the greatest authority at that time (Religious and Political) call him a traitor and let him be put to death in the most horrible way, that no other man had to endure. Call him cursed. Let him be mocked for being born, let all people taunt him and let him bleed to death for no fault of his own. LET HIM COME AND FIX THINGS ON EARTH!

“Only then can he be worthy to Judge us!” they echoed.

And after this was spoken, there was complete silence is the room. No one spoke, no one moved, not the angels nor the cherubs that guard his throne. Neither did God himself or the Holy one who sat on his right hand, for at that exact point of time in eternity they ALL realized that it had already been done.

So whats your story?

What Does One Do when.

God gives you a Vision. And that Vision is almost impossible to see right now. From every angle. When everyone around you says it won’t happen. I know God can’t lie. Won’t lie.
But maybe the fault lies with me hearing it correctly?

Update 2019: Yes Oscar, the fault lay in hearing it incorrectly.

Errol Marks on…. Older Christians Know They Did It Better

1) Wear appropriate clothes. You know – Pant, Shirt, Tie, etc. Pant held firmly by a black leather belt above the navel.

2) Sing better – reverent worship and in tune.

3) Fellowship – plenty of meeting and talking about the Bible and why Song of Solomon shouldn’t be a part of it.

4) Prayer – longer and more meaningful ie more bigger words and in shakespeare like English – which was pleasing unto God.

5) Better spirit filled times – everyone fell and spoke in tongues or learned malyalam from listening to the others.

6) Relationship with the opposite sex – boys treated girls like sisters. No hugging or kissing on the cheek, one arm distance at all times.
Brother Jack married Sister Susan.

7) Respect – elders were called sir and mam and were always right.

8) Shoes – black shoes, polished to double up as a mirror. Always black and shiny.

9) Dating – oh, there was no dating.

10) Fun – party games like musical chairs, kho kho. Antaakshari, dum charades, guess the bible character, and the all time popular ‘which page in the NIV is this phrase from’ modern day parties just can’t live up to the fun of those days.

Sathya Sai Baba dead

God man? Fraud? Pervert?

Doesn’t matter now. He’s dead. And as much as people would love to speculate, there’s nothing changing that. No reincarnation, no rebirth.

He prophesied that the year of his death will be 2022 and he will be reincarnated in 2033 and and the person will reveal himself in 2044.

What a load of B.S.

One life. One choice. Sadly he made his.

Closing 2010

So here is the list I’d written at the end of 2009.
And here is the 2010 list that I did not blog .

1. Get a Job.
2. Grow a Beard
3. Love More
4. Be a Blessing to all my friends.
5. Make a new friend.

6. Min 100 Crowns.
7. Buy a Mobile Fone.
8. Hold on to a Mobile Fone without losing it on my Bike(funny how I have not been able to do that)
9. Save enough to buy a D-SLR
10. Do something absolutely crazy.
11. Apologize to a close friend for all the pain I caused.

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