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APRIL 2011 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:10 ISSUE:04

FAMILY OF ABRAHAM
A{_lmans IpSpw_w

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]

blqZP\XbpsS XpSmc\mbn AwKoIcnsp BfmWv A{_lmw ]nXmhv. AhcpsS Ncn{Xnepw hnizmknepw AZypZobamb m\amWv A{_lman\v DXv. AXypaamb cp hntijW Atln\p \InbncnpXmbn \mw ImWpp. HmatXv, ssZhns kvt\lnX FpXmWv. AXp btlmh Xs IncpfnsbvXnpXmWv. sbimhns ]pkvXIw 41mw Aymbn ]dbpp:"\otbm, Fsd Zmk\mb bn{kmtbte, Rm XncsSp bmtmt_, Fsd kvt\lnX\mb A{_mlmansd kXntb, \o Fsd Zmk,' (sbimhp 41:8) A{]Imcw ssZhns kvt\lnX Fp ssZhw Xs hntijnnphm Xhw ssZhtmSv kJnXzhpw ASphpap Hcp `\mbncpp A{_lmw FpXv Atlns khntijamb Hcp {]tXyIXbmWv. cmas hntijWw hnizmknIfpsS ]nXmhv FpXmWv. AXv Atlns hynPohnXtbpw BobXtbbpw shfnsSpp Hcp hntijWamWv.

]nXmhmw ssZhns {]Xncq]ambn A{_lmans\ \apv IWmmw. ImcWw, tbip{InkvXphns {]Xncq]ambn bnkvlmnt\bpw bnscaymhns\bpw tPmk^ns\bpw ]gb\nbanse ap ]e IYm]m{Xsfbpw Nn{XoIcnsnpv. A\p`hfn kmayapXpsImv Nne tbm\mtbbpw B Iqn s]Spppv. Fm ]nXmhmw ssZhns {]Xncq]ambn A{_lmans\ am{Xsa Xpe\sSpphm \app km[npIbpp. Fsm ]nXmhmb ssZhw Xs ]p{Xs\ temIn\p \In FXns {]Xncq]ambnmWv A{_lmw Xs Acpabmb ]p{Xs\ _enIgnm XmdmIpXv.

A{]Imcw ]e hn[nepw A{_lmw hyXykvX\mbn \nesImp Hcp hynbmWv ]pXnb\nban ]e `mKpw Atlsn ]cmainppv. Imhv Xs Xs D]tZifn ]etmgpw A{_lmans\n FSpp]dbppv. ]utemkns IpIfn, {]tXyInv tdmam teJ\nepw KemXyteJ\nepw A{_lmans hnizmks {]Ionv hniZambn {]Xn]mZnppv. {InkvXob PohnXns Ghpw ASnm\]camb hnizmkns DZm amXrIbmbn A{_lmans\bmWv ]utemkv AtmkvXe Dbn ImWnpXv. bmtm_ns teJ\nepw A{_lmans\n ]dbppv. ]gb\nba IYm]m{Xfn Ghpw A[nIw ]pXnb\nban ]cmainnp hynbmWv A{_lmw.

HmtUmIvkv k`bpsS hnhml IqZmibn ZXnIsf BinZnp k`n A{_lmwkmdm `XnIsf A\p{Klnh\mb ssZhw Cu ZXnIsfbpw A\p{Klns FmWv ]dbpXv. A{_lmwkmdm ZXnI asm ZXnIġpw amXrIbmIpp FXpsImmWv A{]Imcw ]dbpXv. Atlns hynPohnXntepw IpSpw_PohnXntepw Hv ISsn AXn \npw e`np ktisf hniIe\w sNphm\mWv Cu teJ\n Rm B{KlnpXv.

Atlns PohnXs ASnm\amn aqp {][m\ ImcyfmWv Cu teJ\n A]{KYnpXv. HmatXv, Atlns DZmamb hnizmkamWv. AXmWv \s BIrjnp Ghpw {itbamb hkvXpX. Atls Fm hnizmknIfpw amXrIbmtXpsImmWv hnizmknIfpsS ]nXmhv Fv hntijnnpXv. IZbcpsS tZiamb Ducn Xmaknncp A{_lmw ]nXmhnt\mSpw ktlmZc]p{X\mb temnt\mSpwIqSn bm{X ]pdsv lmcm\n hp ]mpp. CSmhfambn lmcm\n Ignbp kabmWv A{_lmans\ ssZhw hnfnpXv. \ns Nmmtcbpw ]nXr`h\tbpw \n\psXmsbpw hnv Rm ImWnm\ncnp tZitp \o t]mIpI FXmbncpp A{_lman\p e`n \ntbmKw. B ImWnm\ncnp tZiw, FhnsS, Fs\bpXv, AhnSs PohnX kuIcy F{]ImcapXv, CsXmpw hyambncpp. ssZhns I\b\pkcnv AmXamb Hcp etv A{_lmw Cdn ]pdsp.

ssZh I\sb tNmZyw sNmsX AXns `hnjypIsf kwibnmsX ssZh\ntbmKn\p hnt[b\mIp A{_lmans\bmWv \mw ImWpXv. X\nv B{ibhpw klmbhpw e`nncp ]nXr`h\tbpw Nmmscbpw hnp]ncnbWw. a\pjyhynIsf kaqln Xmn\np Nne thcpI Dv. Hv Ahs kmZyamWv, asmv Ahs IpSpw_amWv. thsdmv Ahs\ hfnsbSp kaqlamWv. Cu thcpIsf Hs Adppamnbnv t]mIphm\mWv ssZhw A{_lmant\mSv BhiysSpXv. Chsbmw Dt]nv ssZh\ntbmKn\mbn ]pdsSpXmWv A{_lmans hnizmknsbpw A\pkcWnsbpw Ghpw henb Nn{Xw.

hnizmkw FXns\ AXns Cwojv ]Znse [FAITH] Ac A\pkcnv Hcm \nNnncnpXv C{]ImcamWv.

F - Forgetting
A - All
I - I
T - Take
H - Hold

Forgetting all I take hold.

CXmWv hnizmkw FXns Aw FmWv Atlw kqNnnpXv. bmtm_v olm hnizmks \nNnpXv C{]ImcamWv: hnizmkw FtXm BinpXns Ddpw ImWm ImcyfpsS \nbhpw BIpp. Imhv Xs ]dncnpXv ImWmsX hnizknh `mKyhmm FmWv. Acw Hcp hnizmkamWv A{_lman\v AhImisSm\pXv. ImcWw X\np t]mIphm\p tZiw ImWmsXbpw AdnbmsXbpamWv A{_lmw bm{X ]pdsSpXv. ssZhns hmKvZm\n am{XamWv Atlw icWsncpXv. hnizmkns Ghpw t{ijvThpw AXpeyhpamb A\p`hamWv CXv.

A{_lmw ssZhn hnizknp AXv Ahs \oXnbmbn IWnSsp Fv ]nmev hntijnsXns ImcWhpw CXp XsbmWv. ssZhns AwKoImcn\pw kJnXzn\pw \nZm\hpw CXp XsbmWv. Hmas Atlns ]co hnizmkntXmbncpp. AXn Atlw ]q hnPbw {]m]np. ASp ]co Atln\v DmbXv Xs hmKvZ]p{X\mb bnkvlmns\ _en Ignphm\p I\bmWv. AXnITn\amb Hcp ]cobmbncpp AXv. hmIyn P\n Hcp aI, Xs `mhn apgph Ah\nqSn \ndthdphm\mWv {]XyminncpXv. As\bp Xs aIs\bmWv _en Anphm\mbn ssZhw InpXv.

As kaqln \c_en km[mcWambncpp. Fm AXn\v FXncmbnp ]pkvXI FgppImcs Hcp ]cmaiambnmWv Cu kw`hs ]ecpw hymJym\npXv. AXns icnsXpIsf hniIe\w sNm \mw ChnsS apXncpn. ssZhI\ htm asmpw NnnmsX A\pkcWn\p hnt[b\mbn F ImcyamWv \psS Nnbvv kwKXambnpXv.

Xs aIs\ _enIgnphmthn tamdnbm aebntev IbdntmIp A{_lmans Nn{Xw \mw {intXmWv. hndIv aIs tXmfn shp. In Inbpv. t]mIp hgnbn aI tNmZnpp: Am, Xobpw, hndIpw, Inbpapv, Fm _en Ignphm\p BnIpn FhnsS, Fv. A{_lmw AXn\p adp]Sn ]dbpXv hfsc {itbamWv. am{Xa AXv Bbncambncw hnizmknIfpsS lrZbn\v Ipfnabpw {]Xymibpw \Ip lrZyamb Hcp DcamWv. btlmh botc! btlmh IcpXnsmpw. AXn\p bmsXmcp kwibphpan. B hnizmknemWv A{_lmw aptmv t]mIpXv.

Fmepap hnizmknIfpsS amXrIbmWv A{_lmw. AXpsImmWv F{_mbteJ\n \memw Aymbw apgph\pw A{_lmans hnizmks FSppImn ]dbpXv. \mw Fs\bmWv ssZhkn[nbn AwKoIcnshcmbpw kzoImcycmbpw \oXnIcnshcmbpw XocpXv. ]utemkv AXns\n ChnsS hnhcnbmWv. \ymb{]amWnqSntbm I]YnqSntbm Hpaev] hnizmknqSn am{XamWv \oXoIcnsSpXv.

A{_lmw ssZhn hnizknp AXv Ah\v \oXnbmbn IWnp. acnhsc PohnnpIbpw CmXns\ DXns\tmse hnfnbpw sNph Fv A{_lmw hnizknp Fv ]utemkv ]dbpp. hopw ]dbpp: hnPmXnbp ]nXmhmtIXn\v Bibvp hn]coXambn BitbmsS hnizknp. He believed against hope. Bibvp hIbnmXns\bmWv A{_lmw hnizknXv. Ah hnizmkn oWnn. hmKvZm\w sNbvXh hnivkvX, Ah AXp \nhnm inbph Fp ]rambn hnizknp. A{]Imcw ]utemkv AtmkvXe A{_lmans hnizmkspdnv hmNme\mbn FgpXnbncnpp.

bmtm_v olmbpw AXpXs ncoIcnppv. A{_mlmw ssZhs hnizknbpw AXp Ahp \oXnbmbn IWnSpIbpw sNbvXp Fp Xncpshgpp \nhrnbmbn Ah ssZhnsd kvt\lnX Fp t] {]m]np. (bmtm_v 2:23) {InkvXob PohnXns apJap{Z Fp ]dbpXv hnizmkamWv. {InkvXob PohnXw XpSpXpw XpScpXpw ]qoIcnsSpXpw hnizmkneqsSbmWv. Cu hnizmkw hynPohnXnepw IpSpw_PohnXnepw A`wKpcambn Impkqnm A{_lman\p km[np.

]cntim[\IfpsS \Sphn \s ]nSnp\npXv Ccw hnizmkamWv. \apv Ibvtdnb A\p`h t\cntSn htmw. Zplamb kmlNcy A`napJoIcntn htmw. AhnsSsbmsbpw \s \ne\npXpw XcWw sNm {]m]vXampXpw hnizmkamWv. Hcp A]ISnsv icocw apgph Xfpt]mb Hcp a\pjys\ Rm Hmpp. Hcp tImtfPv hnZymn Bbncpp. InSbn InSpsImv t\mptm Ftmgpw ImWpXn\mbn henb Acn FgpXnb Hcp t_mUv ap]nep `nnbn Xqnbnncpp. AXn FgpXnbncpp, "ssZhw hnizkvX' God is faithful. thZ\bpsS \Sphn hnizkvX\mb ssZhn hnizmkw DdnpXv BizmkZmbIamWv.

Xs kn\npw `uXoI t\n\npw hyXnNenv ssZhnep hnizmkw shfnsSpnbtmgmWv, Ch\pw A{_lmans aI, Cp Cu hoSn\v cbpmbn Fv kmbnsbpdnv Imhv ]dbpXv. A{_lmans aI F hntijWn\v A{_lmantXpt]msebp hnizmkw DmIptmgmWv. AXpsImv \psS `h\ġv cbpsS A\nsbpw kpcXbpsSbpw A\p`hapmIphm A{_lmantXpt]msebp hnizmkw ImcW`qXamIpp.

hnizmkw ssItamiw t]mbmep A\p`hw \psS Imen\Snbnse ]qgn CfIntmIpXpt]msebmWv. AXv ASnm\w CfIntmIpXpt]msebmWv. AXpsImv, Imth Rsf hnizmkn DdntWta FXmbncnWw Ftmgpap \psS {]m\.

cmaXmbn, A{_lmans PohnXn \app {inphm\qXv Atlns kua\kytmsSbp kao]\amWv. A{_lmans IpSpw_PohnXtmSp _sSpn a\nemt {itbamb Hcp hkvXpXbmWv CXv. Xs ktlmZc]p{X\mb temnt\mSp kao]\w CXn\p DZmlcWambn \apv IWmmw. I\m\n Fnttijw A{_lman\pw temn\pw [mcmfambn kv hnp. A{]Imcw sFizcy]qamb PohnXn Ah Hcpanp IgnbpIbmbncpp. Fm IpSpw_nse AwKfpsS CSbn ]ckv]cw A]kzc DbpXpSn. AXp IpSw_n Ieln\p hgn sXfnp.

Fm B ktlmZc_w ]ckv]ckvt\ltmsS \ne\nphm Xhw A{_lmw kuayXbp Hcp kao]\amWv kzoIcnXv. IpSpw_ns sskzcyXbpw kzkvXbpw Impkqnphm Xap \ntiw Atlw aptmSp shp. "\o CStmsn Rm hetmv \o hetmn Rm CStmv' kua\kyns Hcp henb kao]\amWv Dmtbmhp hntZzjs amn \nm\ kao]\amWv A{_lmw kzoIcnXv.

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[Original in Malayalam Voice. Transcribed and edited by Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew]
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