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jpahd thrpg;G: NahRth 1:1-10

NahRthtpd; Gj;jfj;jpy; NahRthTk; mtDila NghH tPuUk; fz;l fhdhd;> NghH tho;tpd; ntw;wpfs; nghwpf;fg;ngw;Ws;sd. ,g;NghH ntw;wp tuyhw;W Vl;Lf;F> Vd; gupRj;j Ntjhfkj;jpy; ,lk; jug; ngw;Ws;sJ vd;W thrfHfs; Nfs;tp vOg;gyhk;. ,g; Gj;jfj;jpw;Fs; xU Gij nghUs; Moe;J fplf;fj;jhd; Ntz;Lk;. Nkyhl;lkha; thrpg;gtHfSf;F Kjypy; mJ ntl;l ntspr;rk; MfhjpUf;fyhk;.

,g;Gj;jfj;jpy; mfj;Nj Gije;J fplf;Fk; Md;kf; fUj;ijj; Njbj; jpupAq;fhy;> ghkhiy jUk; rpy ctikfs; ek;ikj; jLkhwr; nra;J> gf;f topf;Fl;gLj;jyhk;. fhuzk;> rpy Qhdg;ghf;fspy; NahHjhd; kuzj;jpw;Fk;> fhdhd; Nkhl;rj;jpw;Fk; ctkpf;fg;gl;Ls;sd. mt;thNw> ,];uNtyupd; fhdhd; tho;it Nkhl;r tho;tpw;F ehk; ctkpj;Jtpl;lhy;> NahRthtpd; Gj;jfj;jpy; jPl;lg;ngw;Ws;s mNef epfo;r;rpfSf;F ehk; rupahd Md;kg; nghUis mwpahJ Ngha;tpLNthk;. Nkhl;r tho;T ,isg;ghWjyhd tho;T. Mdhy; ,g;Gj;jfj;jpd;gb ,];uNtyH fz;l fhdhd; tho;Nth Muk;gj;jpy; ,isg;ghWjyhd tho;td;W> ngUk; NghH Nky; NghH njhLj;j fhdhd; tho;Tf;Fk; ctik $Wjy; nghUe;jhjjd;Nwh!

,];uNtyH fhdhd; Njrj;ijr; Rje;jupj;J ,isg;ghWKd;> mtHfs; me;ehl;bYs;s giftHfis vjpHj;Jg; Nghuhbf; nfhd;nwhopf;f Ntz;bajhapUe;jJ. fhdhdpd; ntw;wpapd;g tho;Tf;F Kd;dH khngUk; NghH tho;T fhj;jpUe;jJ. Mk;> ehKk; ntw;wp> Xa;T> ,d;gk; ngwNtz;bd;> mjw;F Kd; NghH> Xah tpopg;G> Aj;j ,d;dy; mile;Jjhd; jPuNtz;Lk;. NghH ,d;Nwy; vt;thW ntw;wp fpl;Lk;?

,k;kz;Zyf tho;T xU khz;Gkpf;f fpwp];jtDf;F XH cf;fpukhd Aj;j tho;Tjhd;> Aj;jk; vd;why; fj;jpapd;wp> <l;bapd;wp> Koq;fhypy; epd;W Md;kg; giftiu vjpHj;J NghH Gupjy; MFk;. NahRthtpd; Gj;jfj;jpYs;s 24 mjpfhuq;fSk; ,];uNtyH Mw;wpa vz;zpiwe;j Aj;jq;fisAk;> mtHfs; fz;l ,Wjp ntw;wpiaAk; glk; gpbj;Jf; fhl;Lfpd;wd. xt;nthU fpwp];jtDk; Mw;wNtz;ba Md;kg; Nghuhl;lq;fSf;Fk; mtd; milag;NghFk; ,Wjp ntw;wpf;Fk; kfj;jhdNjhH ctikahff; fhl;rpaspj;J epw;fpwJ NahRthtpd; Gj;jfk;. vNgrpaH epUgKk;> vgpnuaH epUgKk; ,f;fUj;ij typWAj;jp epw;fpd;wd.

NjtDila [dq;fSf;F ,isg;ghWfpw fhyk; ,dp tUfpwjhapUf;fpwJ. Vnddpy; mtUila ,isg;ghWjypy; gpuNtrpj;jtd;> Njtd; jk;Kila fpupiafis Kbj;J Xa;e;jpUg;ghd; (vgp.4:9-10).

filrpahf> vd; rNfhjuNu> fHj;jupYk; mtUila rj;Jtj;jpd; ty;yikapYk; gyg;gLq;fs;. ePq;fs; gprhrpd; je;jpuq;fNshL vjpHj;J epw;fj; jpuhzpAs;stHfshFk;gb NjtDila rHthAj tHf;fj;ijAk; jupj;Jf;nfhs;Sq;fs;. Vnddpy;> khk;rj;NjhLk; ,uj;NjhLky;y> Jiuj;jdq;fNshLk;> mjpfhuq;fNshLk;> ,g;gpugQ;rj;jpd; me;jfhu NyhfhjpgjpfNshLk;> thd kz;lyq;fspYs;s nghy;yhj Mtpfspd; NridfNshLk; ekf;Fg; Nghuhl;lk; cz;L. Mifahy;> jPq;F ehspNy mitfis ePq;fs; vjpHf;fTk;> rfyj;ijAk; nra;J Kbj;jtHfsha; epw;fTk; jpuhzpAs;stHfshFk;gbf;F> NjtDila rHthAj tHf;fj;ijAk; vLj;Jf;nfhs;Sq;fs;. rj;jpak; vd;Dk; fr;iria cq;fs; miuapy; fl;bdtHfshAk;> rkhjhdj;jpd; RtpNr\j;jpw;Fupa Maj;jk; vd;Dk; ghjul;iria fhy;fspNy njhLj;jtHfshAk;> nghy;yhq;fd; va;Ak; mf;fpdpah];jpuq;fisnay;yhk; mtpj;Jk; Nghlj;jf;fjha; vy;yhtw;wpw;Fk; Nkyhf tpRthrnkd;Dk; Nflfj;ijg; gpbj;Jf;nfhz;ltHfshAk; epy;Yq;fs;. ,ul;rz;ak; vd;Dk; jiyr;rPuhitAk;> Njttrdkhfpa Mtpapd; gl;laj;ijAk; vLj;Jf;nfhs;Sq;fs;. ve;jr; rkaj;jpYk; rfytpjkhd Ntz;LjNyhLk; tpz;zg;gj;NjhLk; MtpapdhNy n[gk;gz;zp> mjd; nghUl;L kpFe;j kdcWjpNahL rfy gupRj;jthd;fSf;fhfTk; gz;Zk; Ntz;LjNyhLk; tpopj;Jf;nfhz;bUq;fs; (vNgrp.6:10-18).

gioa Vw;ghl;bYs;s NahRthtpd; Gj;jfk; Rl;bf;fhl;Lk; Md;knewp> Gjpa Vw;ghl;bYs;s vNgrpaH epUgj;jpy; vt;tsT Mofhf> vt;tsT njspthf rpj;jupf;fg;gl;Ls;sJ ghUq;fs;.

MfNt> ,];uNtyupd; fhdhd; NghH ntw;wp tho;T xt;nthU fpwp];jtdpd; ,t;Tyf ,uz;rz;a ntw;wp tho;Tf;F epoy;Nghy; mike;J fplf;fpwJ.

fHj;jHjhNk ,];uNtyUf;F fhdhd; Njrj;ijf; nfhLg;gjhf jpUthf;fUspapUe;jhH vd;gij ehk; KjyhtJ mwpe;Jnfhs;sNtz;Lk;. NkhNrf;Ff; fHj;jH Kl;nrbapy; juprdk; je;jUspaNghJ: ehd; vd; [dj;ij vfpg;jpaupd; iff;F tpLjiyahf;fTk;> mtHfs; me;jj; Njrj;jpypUe;J ePf;fp fhdhdpaUk; Vj;jpaUk; vNkhupaUk; nguprpaUk; ,Uf;fpw ,lkhfpa ghYk; NjDk; XLfpw> eyKk; tprhyKkhd Njrj;jpy; nfhz;L Ngha;r; NrHf;fTk; ,wq;fpNdd; vd;whH (ahj;.8:8).

,];uNty; vfpg;jpd; mbikj;jdj;jpdpd;W tpLjiy ngwy;> g];fh Mrupj;jy;> ,uj;jQ;rpe;Jjy;> rpte;j rKj;jpuj;ijf; flj;jy;> ghHNthdpd; Nridfis mopj;jy;> fLk; gpuahzk; nra;jy; Nghd;w mj;jidAk;> mtHfs; ,Wjpapy; fhdhd; Rje;jpuk; mDgtpahtpbd; tpUjhthapUf;FNk! ,];uNtyH filrpapy; fhdhd; ehl;ilr; Rje;jupj;jhy;jhNd fHj;jH MgpufhKf;Ff; nfhLj;j thf;F epiwNtWk; (Mjp.14:13-17).

ghtp kde;jpUk;g Ntz;Lk; vd;gJ khj;jpukd;W. mtd; ntw;wpAs;s gupRj;j [Ptpak; nra;aNtz;Lk; vd;gJTk; gupRj;j Ntjhfkk; giwrhw;Wk; rj;jpak;. ekJ kde;jpUk;Gjy;> kW[ddk; ,tw;wpd; Nehf;fNk ehk; gupRj;j tho;f;ifahw;w Ntz;Lk; vd;gJjhd;. ehk; gupRj;jj;jpw;nfd;Nw miof;fg;gl;bUf;fpNwhk;. ehk; Jd;khHf;f tho;tpd;wp kde;jpUk;gpAs;s fhuzNk ehk; ,dpg; gupRj;j tho;T elj;jNtz;Lk; vd;w jPHkhdj;jhy;jhd; my;yth? gTy; NuhkH 8:30,y; $wpAs;sgb> Njtd; vtHfis Kd; Fwpj;jhNuh mtHfis mioj;JkpUf;fpwhH. vtHfis mioj;jhNuh mtHfis ePjpkhd;fshf;fpAkpUf;fpwhH. vtHfis ePjpkhd;fshf;fpdhNuh mtHfis kfpikg;gLj;jpAkpUf;fpwhH.

ehk; kPl;fg;gl;ljpdhy;> mtUila fpuag; nghUs; MfpNwhk;. jkJ nrhe;j fpuak; nfhLj;J ek;ik mtH kPl;Lf; nfhz;lhNu. MfNt> ehk; ,dp mtUf;Nf nrhe;jk;. mtH jkf;Fr; nrhe;jkhd kPl;fg;gl;l [dj;ijg; gupRj;jkhf;FfpwhH. mtiug;Nghy; mtHjk; kf;fSk; gupRj;jkhapUf;fNtz;Lk; vd;gNj mtUila Nguth> ngUQ;rpj;jk;.

ntw;wpAs;s J}a tho;f;ifahw;wNt xt;nthU fpwp];jtDk; miof;fg;gl;bUf;fpwhd;. Mdhy; mNefH ,e;j mjpTd;dj miog;ig ,d;Dk; ruptu mwpe;Jnfhs;stpy;iy. ,d;Dk; tdhe;ju Njhy;tp tho;f;ifaDgtj;jpNyNa fhyq;fopf;fpd;wdH. ,];uNtyH tho;ehs; KOtJk; thde;juj;jpNyNa miye;J jpupe;J tpl;Lf; fhdhidr; Rje;jupahtpby;> mtHfspd; tho;f;if ,yl;rpak; gLNjhy;tpahftd;Nwh Kbe;jpUf;Fk;. ,ij thrpf;Fk; ez;gNu! ePH ,d;Dk; tdhe;jug; gaz mDgtj;jpy;jhd; ,Uf;fpwPuh my;yJ fhdhd; ntw;wp tho;f;ifia Urpj;Jf; nfhz;bUf;fpwPuh? ckJ tho;f;if ,JfhWk; gLNjhy;tpahdjh my;yJ capHj;njOe;j fpwp];Jthy; gupRj;j n[a [Ptpak; nra;fpwPuh?

NahRthtpd; Gj;jfk; Kjy; mjpfhuk; Kjyhk; ,uz;lhk; trdq;fs; ekf;F xU kfj;jhd rj;jpaj;ij epidTWj;Jfpd;wd. epahag;gpukhzk; ek;ikf; fhdhDf;Fs; mioj;Jr; nry;yKbahJ. vd; jhrdhfpa NkhNr kupj;Jg; Nghdhd;. ,g;nghOJ ePAk; ,e;j [dq;fs; vy;yhUk; vOe;J> ,e;j NahHjhidf; fle;J ,];uNty; Gj;jpuUf;F ehd; nfhLf;Fk; Njrj;jpw;Fg; Nghq;fs;.

NkhNr epahag;gpukhzj;jpd; gpujpepjp> MfNt mtd; fz;fs; ,UsilahjpUe;j NghjpYk;> mtd; gyk; FiwahjpUe;jNghjpYk;> mtd; ,];uNty; Gj;jpuiuf; fhdhd; Njrj;jpw;Fs; mioj;Jr; nry;yf;$lhJ. mtd; kupj;j gpd;G ,ul;rfdhfpa NahRthjhd; ,];uNtyiuf; fhdhDf;Fs; mioj;Jr; nry;yf;$Lk;.

kW[ddk; mile;Js;s xU fpwp];jtdpd; mDgtk; NuhkH 7k; mjpfhuj;jpy; tiuag; ngw;Ws;sJ. mq;F gTybfs; $Wtijf; NfSq;fs;. epahag;gpukhzk; gupRj;jKs;sJjhd;. fw;gidAk; gupRj;jkhAk; ePjpahAk; ed;ikahAk; ,Uf;fpwJ. MfpYk;> vd; kdjpd; gpukhzj;Jf;F tpNuhjkha;g; NghuhLfpw NtnwhU gpukhzj;ij vd; mtatq;fspy; cz;lhapUf;fpw ghtg;gpukhzj;Jf;F vd;idr; rpiwahf;fpf; nfhs;SfpwJ. Mjyhy;> ehd; tpUk;Gfpw ed;ikiar; nra;ahky;> tpUk;ghj jPikNa nra;fpNwd;. ehd; my;y> vdf;Fs; thrkhapUf;fpw ghtNk mg;gbr; nra;fpwJ. MfNt> ekJ nrhe;jj; jPHkhdj;jhNyh> Kaw;rpahNyh> n[gj;jhNyh> cgthrj;jhNyh> ehk; ghtj;jpd;Nky; n[ak; ngwhky;> rpYitehjH %ykhfNt n[ak; ngWfpNwhk;. fpwp];Jjhd; n[ak;. mtiu tpRthrf;fuk; ePl;b ek; nrhe;jkhf Vw;Wf;nfhs;Nthk;. mg;nghOJ n[aNte;jH ,NaRehjH jk; gupRj;j n[atho;it ek;kpy; ,d;Wk; elj;JthH.

,];uNtyiuf; fhdhDf;fs; mioj;Jr; nry;Yk; nghWg;G xU gpujpepjpaplk; xg;Gtpf;fg;gl;lJ. fHj;jH mbf;fb NahRthTld; Ngrp> mtd; ,d;dpd;dthW nra;J> [dq;fisf; fhdhDf;Fs; top elj;jpr; nry;yNtz;Lk; vd;W Nghjpj;jhH. mtidj; jplg;gLj;jpdhH. ,g;nghOJ ePAk; ,e;j [dq;fs; vy;yhUk; vOe;J> ,e;j NahHjhidf; fle;J> fhdhd; Njrj;Jf;Fg; Nghq;fs; vd;whH (NahR.1:2). NkYk; fHj;jH NahRthit Nehf;fp: gyq;nfhz;L jplkdjhapU. ,e;j [dj;jpd; gpjhf;fSf;F ehd; nfhLg;Ngd; vd;W Mizapl;l Njrj;ij eP ,tHfSf;Fg; gq;fpLtha; vd;whH. ,t;thW ,];uNtyH fhdhd; tho;itg; ngWtjw;Ff; fUtpahapUe;jtd; NahRth.

ghtpfs; Nkhl;r tho;tpw;Fs; gpuNtrpf;ff; fUtpahapUe;jtH ,NaR fpwp];J. ghohd ghiytd tho;f;ifapdpd;W ghtpfis gukf; fhdhd; tho;f;iff;F mioj;Jr; nry;fpwtH ,NaR fpwp];J. Nkhl;rj;jpw;F ,NaR xUtNu topahapUf;fpwhH. mjw;Fupa rfy mjpfhuKk; mtUf;F toq;fg;gl;bUf;fpwJ. xU ghtpapd; Nkhl;r tho;T ,NaR fpwp];Jjhd;. mtNu mtDf;F epj;jpa [PtDk; Ngupd;gKkhapUf;fpwhH. tpRthrpapd; ,jaj;jpy; ,NaR te;jTlNd> mtDila Ngupd;g tho;Tk; Muk;gpj;JtpLfpwJ. ,NaR ahUila ,jaf;fkyj;jpy; tho;fpwhNuh me;j ,jaj;jpy; fhdhd; ntw;wp tho;T kyHe;JtpLfpwJ. gupRj;j n[a [Ptpak; tsuj; njhlq;fptpLfpwJ. gupg+uz Kf;jpapd;gj;jpd; Kd; Urpahfg; gupRj;j MtpahdtH me;j ,jaj;jpy; nghq;fp topfpwhH.

NahRth Kjy; mjpfhuk; %d;whk; ehd;fhk; trdq;fisg; ghUq;fs;. cq;fs; fhyb kpjpf;Fk; vt;tplj;ijAk; cq;fSf;Ff; nfhLj;Njd;. fhdhd; Njrk; KOtJk; ,];uNtyUf;F thf;fspf;fg;gl;Ls;sJ. Mdhy; mtHfs; vt;tplj;jpnyy;yhk; fhyb kpjpj;J mijj; jq;fSf;F cupikahf;FfpwhHfNsh me;j ,lnky;yhk; kl;LNk mtHfs; Rje;jupf;f KbAk;. Mz;ltH ekf;fUspapUf;Fk; jpUthf;Ffis KOtJk; ehk; mwpe;jpUg;gJ khj;jpuk; NghjhJ. mitfisnay;yhk; tpRthrj;jhy; ekf;F cupikahf;fp> Rje;jupj;J> mDgtpf;fNtz;Lk;. ,t;thW ahH ahH mjpfk; cupikahf;fp mDgtpf;fpwhHfNsh me;j tpRthrpfNs ngUk; ghf;fpathd;fs;. tpRthrf; fuk; ePl;b ahH mjpfk; ngw;Wf;nfhs;fpwhHfNsh mtHfNs ngUk; gupRj;jthd;fs;! gug+uz gupRj;j ntw;wp tho;T fpwp];JTf;Fs; ekf;F Miznra;ag;gl;Ls;sJ. fpwp];JTf;Fs;spUf;Fk; me;j kfpikahd Gdpj tho;it ehk; xt;nthUtUk; tpRthrj;jhy; ngw;wDgtpf;fNtz;Lk;. mjw;fhfNt ehk; fpwp];jtHfshf miof;fg; ngw;wpUf;fpNwhk;. ehk; ntw;wpAs;s J}a tho;f;ifahw;whtpbd;> mJ ekJ tpRthrf; FiwitNa fhl;Lk;. xU ghtp kde;jpUk;gp> fpwp];Jitj; jdJ nrhe;j ,ul;rfuhf Vw;Wf;nfhz;lTlNd> ,e;jg; gupg+uz J}a n[a [Ptpak; mtDf;F cupikahfptpLfpwJ. Mdhy; mjid mtd; vt;tsT J}uk; tpRthrj;jhy; jdjhf;fpf; nfhs;fpwhNdh mt;tsT J}uNk mjd; Rje;juthspahf KbAk;. M> tpRthrf; Fiwr;ry; vt;tsT ek;ikf; Fd;wr; nra;JtpLfpwJ. Mdhy; ngUk; tpRthrk; vt;tsT IRtupathd;fshf;fp tpLfpwJ ek;ik! Mz;ltNu! vd; tpRthrj;ij tHj;jpf;fg;gz;Zk;.

vfpg;jpdpd;W Gwg;gl;l vy;yhUk; fhdhd; ehl;ilf; fhztpy;iy. NahRth> fhNyg; vd;w ,uz;L Ngiuj; jtpu kw;nwy;yhUk; mtpRthrj;jhYk; Kul;lhl;lj;jhYk; fhdhd; tho;itf; fz;L mDgtpahJ> ,ilapy; tdhe;juj;jpy; khz;nlhope;jhHfs;. jw;fhyj; jpUr;rigapYs;s ngUk;ghyhd fpwp];jtHfspd; fjpAk; ,g;gbj;jhNdh? rpYitehjupd; cs;sk; vt;tsT nfhjpf;FNkh! fpwp];Jtpd; mtjhu tho;T> rpYit kuzk;> jpwe;j fy;yiw> guNkWjy;> gupRj;j MtpahdtH nghopag;gly; Nghd;w fpUigapd; Nky; fpUig ngw;Wk; jw;fhyf; fpwp];jtHfs; ghtj;jpYk;> rpw;wpd;gj;jpYk;> cyf Mrhghrq;fspYk; gprhrpd; je;jpuq;fspYk; tPo;e;J kha;e;J NghthHfshdhy;> ,NaR ehjupd; ,jak; vt;tstha;g; Gz;gl;Lj; Jbf;Fk;.! md;W rpYitapy; ePH gl;lghL Nghjhjh? ,d;Wk; ck; cs;sj;ij cilf;fpNwNd> ,e;j mtpRthrg; ghtpahfpa ehd; Mz;ltNu> vk; kl;Lk; ehd; gd;wpNghy; ghtr; Nrw;wpy; coy;Ntd;> ehjh ePH vdf;F thf;fUspapUf;Fk; gupRj;j ntw;wp tho;it ehd; ,d;Nw vdjhf;fp> mjpy; tshe;Njwf; fpUig nra;Ak;.

,f;fhyj;jpYk; ehk; mq;nfhU NahRthitAk;> ,q;nfhU fhNyg;igAk; fhzyhk;. mtHfs; kde;jpUk;gpd gpd;Gk; neLehl;fshf tdhe;juj;jpNyNa Rw;wp miye;J mq;FjhNd khz;L NghfhJ> fhdhd; ehl;Lf;Fs; fhy; kpjpj;J> tpNuhjpfis vjpHj;Jf; nfhd;nwhopj;J> fhdhidr; Rje;jupj;Jf; nfhs;fpwhHfs;. fhdhd; vt;tpjr; rj;JUf;fSkpy;yhj ehL. md;W mq;F VO gyj;j rhjpapdH tho;e;J te;j mtHfisf; $lhuthrpfshfpa ,];uNtyH rq;fhuk; nra;jhyd;wp me;ehl;ilf; ifg;gw;wpr; rkhjhdkhf thoKbahJ. MfNt> fhdhdpy; rhe;jp jtOk; Ngupd;g tho;T elj;j Ntz;Lnkdpd;> mjw;F Kd;dH mq;Fs;s giftHfis xopf;fg; NghH tho;T elj;jpNa jPuNtz;Lk;. mt;thNw ,NaRehjH thf;fspj;Js;s ,ul;rz;a fhdhd; tho;tpYk; Nghuhl;lk; cz;L. Mdhy; NghUf;Fg; gpd; ntw;wpapd;gKk; cz;L vd;gij kwj;jy; $lhJ. ,];uNtyiuf; fhdhDf;Fs; topelj;j xU NahRth ,Ue;jJNghy> tpRthrpfisg; guk fhdhDf;Fs; topelj;j ,NaRfpwp];Jtpd; jiyikapd;fPo; Md;k tpNuhjpfis vjpHj;Jg; Nghuhb thifR+Lk; khngUk; tha;g;Gf; ngw;Ws;s ehk; cz;ikahfNt ghf;fpathd;fNs! ,t;Tyfpy; ekf;Fg; NghH tho;Tjhd;. mdhy; ,NaR ek;NkhbUf;fpwhH. ehk; vt;tsT nfhLj;J itj;jtHfs;.

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