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NOVEMBER 2010 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:09 ISSUE:11

REJOICE IN HOPE
Bibn ktmjnn

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]
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]cnip\mb ]utemkv olmbpsS teJ\fn NnXdnnSp {]m\I \mw ]TnpIbpw ]cntim[npIbpw sNptm AtmkvXes Bgamb PohnX A\p`hspdnpw Atlns Zo]vXamb PohnX Zi\spdnpw hyamb Hcp Nn{Xw \app e`npp. am{Xa, {]m\ A\p`hntep \bnphm AXp \s klmbnpp FpXpw Hcp {][m\ LSIamWv. {]m\tbmsSmw Xs ]utemkns ssZhimkv{Xw GsXmw, Fs\sbmw FXntev DġmgvN \Iphm\pw B ]T\ \s klmbnpp.

Cu teJ\n \mw {]tXyIambn ]cnKWnpXv ]utemkns lrkzamb aqp {]t_m[\fn HmWvv. Chsb aqp \ntbmK Fp ]dbpXnepw sXn. Atlns Ghpw {]uVamb teJ\amb tdmam teJ\w ]{mw Aymbw 12mw hmIyw Bkv]ZamnbpXmWv B {]t_m[\w. "Bibn ktmjnn; IXbn klnjvWX ImWnn;' (tdma 12:12) {]m\bn Dncnn; Rejoice in hope, patient in suffering, steadfast in prayer. auenIfmb aqp hnjbfmWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. {]Xymi, kl\w, {]m\. \psS BoI PohnXnse aqp {][m\ taJeIfntep \psS {isb Wnpp. BZys taJesbpdnv \app Nnnmw. Bi F hmn\v Hcp Xncp hcpWsap tXmpp. Hope F Cwojv ]Zw t\mnbmepw aqe`mjbnse {Kop ]Zw t\mnbmepw IqtdqSn iamb {]Xymi F hmmWv IptdqSn A\pNnXw Fv F\np tXmpp.

FpsImmWv {]Xymibn ktmjnphm AtmkvXe \s Blzm\w sNpXv? \psS apn kpZrVhpw kphyhpw kp\nnXhpamb Hcp {]Xymi GXp kmlNcytbpw A`napJoIcnphm {InkvXob PohnXn \Isncnpp.

Hcm a\pjy kaqls cmbn Xncnncnpp. {]Xymibphcpw, {]Xymi Cmhcpw. Fm a\pjycpw Cu cp hn`mKn DsSpw. kIe PmXn aXcpw GXp tZiphcpw ImemXoXambncnp Fm ]cnKW\bpw shpsImv Cu cp Iqn s]SpmsamWv Atlns A`n{]mbw. C{]Imcap Hcp Nn ]utemkv AtmkvXes a\nepw Dmbncpp. Atlns teJ\n {InkvXob k`bn D BfpIsf {]Xymibph Fp Atlw IcpXnbncpp. {InkvXob k`bvp ]pdp hnPmXob k`Ifn s]ncphsc {]Xymibnmh Fpw Atlw ]cmainncpp. Fs^ky teJ\n Cu ]cmaiw hyambn \mw ImWppv. hnPmXnb k`bn \npw {InkvXp hnizmkntep hhscn ]dbpp: "\n aps...{]Xymibnmhcpw Bbncpp Fp HmpsImhn. (Fs^ky 2:12) asmcp teJ\n C{]Imcw ]dbpp: "ktlmZcmtc, \n {]Xymibnm aphsctmse Zp:JnmXncntXnp \n{ZsImphscpdnp AdnhnmXncncpXp Fp R B{Klnpp.' (1 sXsem\oIy 4:13) ChnsSbpw Atlw hnPmXnbsc {]Xymibnmh FmWv hntijnnpXv.

FmWv CXn hnhnpXv. Cu PohnXn\v Apdambn Hns\nbpw Ahp Nnbnmbncpp. AhcpsS hnizmkn DsmpXmbncpn AXv. PohnXw ChnSw sImv Ahkm\npp, CXn\pdp Hcp PohnXspdnv Nnnphmt\m knphmt\m Ahp kmyambncpn. IpgnamSn Fmw Ahkm\npp. AXn\pdv Hcp PohnXtam Ahtbm ANn\obambncpp. hfscb[nIw AkmnIXbpw AcmNIXzhpw AhcpS CSbn \SamSnbncpXns Hcp ImcWhpw CXmbncpp. ImcWw, PohnXw ChnsS Ahkm\npXpsImv Inp Ahkcw ]mgmmsX XnpI, IpSnpI, B\npI FXmbncpp AhcpsS PohnX{]amWw.

Fm {InkvXob kphntijw FhnsSsbms ISsntbm AhnsSsbmw Hcp henb amw Dmbn. PohnXn am{Xa PohnX hoWn Xs kaqe amw ImWsncpp. henb {]Xymibp Hcp A\p`hntep Ah Fntncpp. IXbpw {]bmkhpw ]oV\hpw {]Xnknbpw Hs t\cntSn hcptmgpw AXns\sbms AXnPohnphm\pw CXn\pdv \nXyamb Hcp PohnXntep {i Xncnphm\pw Ahp km[np. CXns\mw Ahp in e`nXv Cu {]Xymibn IqSnbmbncpp.

Fm Cs Hcp kapls Hp hnebncpnbm \ncmibpsS \ocmfnnSnnemWv Fp hntijnnmw. FhnsS t\mnbmepw \ncmibpsS Icn\ngemWv \app ImWphm\mbnp km[npXv. HcnSv kmnI amysatm kmnI XIsbtm \app ]dbmw. Hcp Imevv Almighty Dollar s B[n]Xyhpw {]Xm]hpw A\p`hnncp P\kaqlw kmnI XIbnsv oWnv hopapn \np AhbmWv \mw ImWpXv. AXp km[cW P\tfbpw `cWImsfbpw Hcpt]mse Aep Hcp {]iv\amWv.

am{Xa, ]mcnnXnI {]iv\fpw a\pjy kaqln\v \ncmibpsS Icn\ng hogvpXmbnmWv \mw ImWpXv. ImcWw, {]IrXnbpsS apgphsbpw `qaensbpw XpenXmh Xmdpamdmbnv, CnhnsS iphmbphpw ipPehpw e`yam hn[n A[nhmk tbmKyamXmbn XopsImncnbmWv. CXpw temIP\Xsb \ncmibntep \bnpXn\p Hcp ImcWamWv. AXpsImv `mhnsbpdnp {]XymibpsS A`mhamWv \app Zinphm km[npXv.

AXn\pw D]cnbmbnmWv ]e amcI tcmKfpsSbpw ISm{IaWw. Fe\nsbsm ]n\nsbtm D hntijW IqSmsX FbvUvknsbpw Imkdnsbpw ISm{IaWw F{X cqambpw hym]Iambpw kaqln ]Ssn At\Iw t]sc ISp \ncmibn Pohnm \nnsSpp. `mhnbntep t\mptm Ccp Hcp AymbamWv Ah ImWpXv.

Cu Hcp kmlNcyn BWv ]utemkns {]t_m[\w \app {itbambnpXv. ss\cmiyhpw Fmnt\mSpap hncn`mhhpw \s Aep kmlNcyn BWv AtmkvXe ]dbpXv, Rejoice in hope {]Xymibn \n ktmjnn Fv. Cs hynPohnXn kwKXhpw {]khpamb ktiamWv CXn DsmpXv.

FmWv \psS {]Xymi? AXv FmsWv kv]ambn AtmkvXe \apv shfnhmncpp. XosamsYtbmkns\gpXnb Hmw teJ\n AtmkvXe hyambn ]dbpp: \psS {]Xymi tbip{InkvXp BsWv. (1 XosamsYsbmkv 1:1) CXp Xs asmcp teJ\nepw ]dbppv. sImsemy teJ\nemWv AXv. {InkvXpimkv{X kw_ambn hfsc {]uVamb NnIsfmsbpw DbnnSnp teJ\amWv sImsemyteJ\w. As kaqln ISpIqSnbncp thZhn]coXs sNdppXn\pw, AXn\p adpacpp Bbn ktXym]tZiw Fsp kanpXn\pw {InkvXphns\pdnp kXy hnizmknIġp t_myampXn\pw thn FgpXnb teJ\amWv CXv. AhnsS ]dncnpXv C{]ImcamWv: "AhtcmSp PmXnIfpsS CSbn Cu ansd alnam[\w Fsp Adnbnm ssZhnp Cambn; B aw alXznsd {]Xymibmb {InkvXp \nfn Ccnpp FpXp Xt. (1 sImsemy 1:27) AXpsImv Pohnph\mb Imhmb tbip{InkvXphmWv \psS {]XymibpsS ASnm\w.

Cu {]Xymisbpdnp ]t{Xmkv olmbpw ]dbppv. ]utemkv olmsbtmse Xs BZna k`bn {]mapJyw t\Sn t\Xrm\v Ccp Bfmbncpsm ]t{Xmkv. ]t{Xmkns Hmw teJ\w aqmw Aymbn hnizmknIfpsS A\p`hsn ]dbpp. "tbip{InkvXphnsd ]p\cpm\m Xsd IcpWm[nIy {]Imcw \s Poh\p {]Xymimbn, AyImen shfnsSphm Hcpnbncnp cp hnizmkm ssZhinbn ImsSp \nġpthn kzn kqnncnpXpw bw, amen\yw, hmw, Fnh CmXpamb AhIminmbnXt hopw P\nnncnpp.' (1 ]s{Xmkv 1:35)

tbip{InkvXp \psS {]XymibmsWp ]dbpXns ImcWw AhnSpp XnbpsSta Pbw hcnh\mWv. \mw A`napJoIcnp \ncmimP\Iamb kmlNcysf hnebncpptm \app \ncmisbp tXmpXv XnbpsS Hcp A\p`hambn \mw ImWpp. Fm Imhmb tbip{InkvXp B Xnsb adnISv ss]imNnI inIsf Pbnh\mWv. AXpsImv B {InkvXphntep \mw Zrn ]XnnptmgmWv {InkvXob PohnXn \apv {]Xymi DfhmIpXv. CXmWv Fs^ky teJ\ns Ahkm\ `mKv ]dbpXv:]nXmhmw ssZhw acnhcpsS CSbn \npw tbiphns\ Dbnp, kIe hmgvNIġpw A[nImcġpw inIġpw Fmw taembn Ah Ahtcm[nsp. kIehpw Ahs Imosg Bn shncnpp. Fp ]dbptm, ss]imNnI inIfpsSta Ah Pbw hcnncnpp FXpsImv tbip{InkvXp \psS {]XymibmWv.

am{Xa, tbip acWtbpw Pbnh\mWv. tbmlm\pmb shfn]mSp ]pkvXIn Imhp Xs ]dbpp: "Rm acnh\mbncpp; Fm CXm, Fstpw Pohnncnpp; acWnsdbpw ]mXmfnsdbpw Xmtm Fsd ssIhiapp.' (shfnmSp 1:18) A[nImcnsbpw A[oiXznsbpw {]XoIamWv Xmtm. Xs ]p\cpm\n IqSn tbip{InkvXp acWsbpw ]mXmfsbpw ]cmPbsSpn AhbpsS ta A[oiXzw t\Snbncnpp FXmWv AXn \npw AamIpXv. As\bp Imhv \app {]Xymi \Iph\mWv.

Ah Cpw Pohnph\mWv. Cpw Csebpw Fpw amanmh\mbn AhnSpv hncmNnpp FXpsImv \psS PohnXn henb Hcp {]Xymip hIbpv. AXp kpZrVamb Ddp Hcp {]XymibmWv. CXp henb Hcp ktmjnsbpw B\nsbpw A\p`hamWv. AXpsImmWv ]utemkv AtmkvXe {]Xymibn ktmjnm \app {]t_m[\w \IpXv.

CXnt\mS\p_nv asmcp Imcyw IqSn \mw HmtXpv. \app {]Xymi \Ip henb Hcp hmKvZm\w Imhv \Inbnpv. B hmKvZm\w \InbXv hfsc {itbamb Hcp LnemWv. injymcpw Imhpw Hcpanv Ay cm{Xnbn ]nt`mP\w \Sp kmlNcyn hnip Ipm\ m]nv, AhtcmSv lrZbw Xpdp kwkmcnp LamWv. Imhv Xs Acpabm injymcpsS apJtv Hp t\mn, \ncmi _m[nhcmbn Icphmfn apJtmsS Ah CcnpXv Ip. ImcWw, AhcpsS Kpcp Ahcn\npw FSpsSpw. CSbs\ shpw, BSpI NnXdntmIpw. C{]Imcap Hcp Ah DmIphm t]mIpp Fv Ah Adnp. B `oXn Ahsc \mbn _m[nncpp. Acw \ncmim`cnXamb Hcp Ahbn Imhv AhtcmSp ]dbpp: \nfpsS lrZbw IentmIcpXv, ssZhn hnizknn, Fnepw hnizknn. B hnizmkn IqSn {]Xymi apdpsI ]nSnptm \psS \ncmisb AXnPohnphm \apv Ignbpw. Imhv Xs hN\n C{]Imcw Iqntp: "Rm \nġp esamcpphm t]mIpp. ew Hcpnbm, Rm Ccnp CSp \nfpw CcntXnp ]nsbpw hp \nsf Fsd ASp tNpsImpw.' (tbmlm 14:23) AXmbncpp Imhv Ahp \Inb hmKvZm\w.

CXmWv \psS {]XymibpsS asmcp ASnm\w. Imhv \apmbn esamcpphm t]mbncnpp, AXv Alamb coXnbn F\npw, \nġpw, \aptmtcmcppw {]m]nphm\pv FXv {InkvXob {]XymibpsS \nZm\amWv. AXpsImmWv ]utemkv AtmkvXe ]dbpXv; \mw Cu Bbpn am{Xw {InkvXphn {]Xymi shbvppshn \mw kIe a\pjycnepw AcncmWv. ImcWw, Cu Bbpn\v Apdamb Hv Imhp Xs \apv hmKvZm\w sNbvXncnpp. hmp amdmh, Bt Fp \maIcWw sNbvXncnph, kXyhm Fp hntijnsSph; CsXmamb ImhmWv \app hmKvZm\w \InbncnpXv. Cu {]Xymisb DsmpsImmWv AtmkvXe ]dbpXv: "ImWpXns\ A, ImWmXns\ At{X R t\mnsmncnpp; ImWpXp XmmenIw, ImWmtXm \nXyw.' (2 sImcny 4:18) As\, Ctm Cu ZriyambncnpXn\v Apdw AZriyambXv Hpv Fpw AXns\ t\mnsmv {]XymitbmsS Pohnp Hcp A\p`hamWv {InkvXob PohnXw. ChnsS \app imizXambn \ne\np Hcp \Kcw Csm, hcphm\pXs{X \mw A\zjnpXv.

Cu {]XymibphcmWv acnpXv em`w Fp ]dbpXv. Cu ASpnsS aebmf at\mcabpsS Cs Nnmhnjbw F ]wIvXnbn tUm. tImUn F HcmfpsS kmyw tcJsSpnbncnpXv hfsc {itbambn tXmn. Atlw P\nXI imkv{Xn hfscb[nIw KthjWw \Snb temI{]kn\mb Hcp tUmIvSdmWv. Bcw` Imev Atlw Hcp \ncoizchmZnbmbncpp. Atlw tcmKnIsf kinp kabv Ahcpambn Bibhn\nabw \SpIbpw tcmKnIfpsS at\mKXw a\nempIbpw AhcpsS hnImc a\nempIbpw sNp A\p`hsn B kmyn ]dbppv. hnizmkn AmXncp Atls Hcp hnizmkn BnoXv tcmKnIfpambn Atlw \Snb Cu Bib hn\nabnIqSnbmbncpp. Hcn Hcp Imk tcmKntbmSv Atlns Ah shfnsSppIbpw Atlw Nne amk IqSn am{Xsa Pohnncnbpp Fp ]dbpIbpw sNbvXp. C{]Imcw amcIamb tcmKns \nPnXn tcmKntbmSp Xs shfnsSppXv \psS \mn A]qamsWnepw ]mmXycmPyfn AXp km[mcWamWv. \mw BsWn ISp \ncmitbmsS, sRtemsS am{Xsa Acnep Hcp shfnsSp Dsmm IgnIbpp. Fm Cu tcmKn hfsc hyXykvX\mbncpp. Atlw Xs tcmKmhbpsS ImTn\yw tIbpSs\ hfsc imambn ]dp: Fn Fs Imhns Icfntep thKw Rm tNsSpw. A{X henb Hcp {]XymibmWv B tcmKnv DmbncpXv. Atlns adp]Sn B tUmIvSsd Ccpn Nnnnp. B Pohnp {]XymibpsS s]mcp a\nemnb tUmIvS hnizmkn Bbnop.

CtXmS\p_nmWv cmw \qmn Pohnncpv ckmn acWw hcn Pkvn amnbdns\n \mw HmpXv. Atls tdma KhdpsS ap]msI hnkvXcnpIbmbncpp. B kabv \ymbm[n] AtltmSv tNmZnpp: Do You imagine that You will go to heaven? AXn\v Pkvn adp]Sn ]dXv C{]Imcambncpp. I donot imagine, but I know it and I am sure of it. Fs {]Xymi shdpw kmnIa, Rm AXv AdnIbpw Ddncnbpw sNpp. CXmWv {InkvXob {]XymibpsS Xnfp, alXzap A\p`hambn F\nv NqnmWnphm\mbnpXv. Cu henb {]XymibmWv \psS PohnXns NmeI inbmbn Ftmgpw \nesImpXv.

tdmam teJ\w Amw Aymbn \mw C{]Imcw hmbnpp. ChnsS AtmkvXe ]cmainpXv, PohnXn \apv IXIfpw ZpcnXfpw {]bmkfpw t\cntSn hcpw. Fm, \mw ssZhtXPnsd {]Xymibn {]iwknpp. AXp Xt A, IX klnjvWXsbbpw klnjvWX knXsbbpw knX {]Xymisbbpw Dfhmpp Fp Adnp \mw Ifnepw {]iwknpp. {]Xymitm `wKw hcpn. (tdma 5:35) IXsb AXnPohnp {]Xymi: AXmWv {InkvXob {]XymibpsS alXzw Fp AtmkvXe hntijnnpXv. Cu {]XymisbpdnmWv hopw F{_mb teJ\n ]dbpXv, {]Xymi \psS Bmhns Hcp \qcw As{X. I XoctmSv ASpptm ]pdSen \qcanv AXns\ \npp. ISen XncameI BSnmw, henb ImSnmw, IStm`apmImw, Fm \qcan Ien\v Hcp Ipephpw DmIbn. AXns FPn {]hnpn, Fnpw AXv Xncbnsv HgpIntmIpn. AXpt]mse {]Xymi hnizmknbpsS \qcw BWv. tcmKns ISm{IaWw, kmnI XI, IqSpw_nse ap {]iv\ CXymZn XncameI \psS PohnXn\v De Xnptm ]XdntmImsX, ImenSdmsX \app \pcambnocpXv {InkvXphnep {]XymibmWv.

AXpsImmWv AtmkvXe ]dbpXv, Rejoice in Hope {]Xymibn ktmjnn Fv. CXmIpp {InkvXob PnhnXns apJap{Z. B A\p`hw, AXp henb ktmjntXmWv. BmWv Cu ktmjw A\p`hnphm\pw Cu B\w Dsmphm\pw IgnbpXv? Cu {]Xymi \aptm? Cu {]XymibnemtWm \mw PohnpXv? CXp \mw Hmtcmcpcpw NnntXmWv. tbip{InkvXphmIp {]Xymi \ntep ISp hcptm Ah \s {]Xymim`cnXcmbn ktmjnsbpw kam[m\nsbpw A\p`hntep \s Dbpw. AXn\p ssZhns ]cnipmmhv \app kwKXnbms Fp Rm {]mnpp.

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