တၢ်ဖးဖျိလံာ်စီဆှံလၢတနံၣ်အတီၢ်ပူၤအဂီၢ် – ယဃ့းစက့လး ၂ဝ:၄၅-၄၉, ယဃ့းစက့လး ၂၁,ယဃ့းစက့လး ၂၂:၁-၂၂, ဧ့ၤဘြံၤ ၁ဝ:၁၉-၃၉,
ယမံၤမ့ၢ်နီၢ်အဲၣ်ဝါ, ယသးအိၣ်တဆံလွံၢ်နံၣ်, ယအိၣ်လၢပကိယိမးကစၢၢ်ခိၣ်, ဆ့ၣ်ဆွဲသဝီလီၤ. ယသဝီန့ၣ်တယံၤ ဒီးဝ့ၢ်ဘၣ်ဆၣ်တၢ်လဲၤတၢ်က့ၤကီအဃိဖျါယံၤန့ၢ်သဝီအဂၤန့ၣ်လီၤ. ယသဝီန့ၣ်ထံၡါဒိၣ်မးလီၤ. ပဒိၣ်လဲၤဆီလီၤကၠိ ဘၣ်ဆၣ် သရၣ်တအိၣ်ဘၣ်. ပှၤတဆှၢပှၤကၠိစ့ၢ်ကီးဘၣ်. အလီၢ်မ့ၢ်အိၣ်ပဘၣ်လဲၤမၤစၢၤတၢ်လၢခုးပူၤ, သံၣ်ပူၤလီၤ. ပှၤသးပှၢ်တဖၣ်ဆိကမိၣ်ဝဲလၢ ခုးအတၢ်မၤန့ၣ်လီၤတံၢ်န့ၢ်ပှၤမၤလိတၢ်အဃိန့ၣ်လီၤ. ဖဲယအိၣ်ဃုနံၣ်အခါ ယမိၢ်သံ သဒၣ်ယၤလီၤ. ယအိၣ်တ့ၢ်ဒီးယပၢ်ဒီးယဒီပုၢ်ဝဲၢ်သၢဂၤလီၤ. တနံၤ သရၣ်တဂၤဟဲထီၣ်လၢယဟံၣ်ဒီး ကတိၤတၢ်လၢ ယပၢ်လီၤ. ဒီးတဲယၤလၢ‘‘ယကက့ၤကိးနၤလၢယဟံၣ်, နကဘၣ်လဲၤမၤလိတၢ်လီၤ.’’ ယပၢ်စ့ၢ်ကီးတဲယၤလၢ ‘‘ကစၢ်ယွၤအဘျုးအဃိနကမၤလိဘၣ်တၢ်လီၤ. ကျဲးစၢးတက့ၢ်.” ယဆိမိၣ် မ့ၢ်ယဘၣ်ကျဲးစၢး မနုၤလဲၣ်. ယၤဒီးယတခွါတဖၣ် ပဟဲတုၤဆူသရၣ်အိၣ်တၢ်အလီၢ်, အဝဲလဲၤအးပှၤကၠိ မၢပလဲၤထီၣ်ကၠိန့ၣ်လီၤ. ယအိၣ်ကၠိ တနံၣ်ဝံၤယသ့ၣ်ညါဘၣ်လၢ ယမ့ၢ်တကျဲးစၢးတၢ်န့ၣ်ယကအိၣ်လၢပှၤအလီၢ်ခံလီၤ. လံာ်စီဆှံလၢသရၣ်သိၣ်လိယၤ အဆိကတၢၢ်တဆၢန့ၣ်မ့ၢ် (စံးထီၣ်ပတြၢၤ ၁၂၁), ယကကျ့ထီၣ်ယမဲာ်ဆူကစၢၢ်ကလိဖဲတၢ်မၤစၢၤယၤဟဲဝဲလီၤ. ယဆိမိၣ် မ့ၢ်ယဘၣ်ကျ့ထီၣ်ယမဲာ်ဆူလဲၣ်. ယအိၣ်သကိးဒီးသရၣ်, သရၣ်မုၣ်ခံနံၣ်ဝံၤ ယပၢ်သံသဒၣ်ကဒီးယၤလီၤ. ယသးအုးဒိၣ်မးလၢယမိၢ်ယပၢ်တအိၣ်လၢၤအဃိလီၤ. ယသးဆံးလီၤ. ဘၣ်ဆၣ်သရၣ်ဒီးသရၣ်မုၣ်တဖၣ် ဟ့ၣ်ဂံၢ်ဟ့ၣ်ဘါယၤ ဆီၣ်ထွဲယၤလၢတၢ်မၤလိမၤဒိး, တၢ်ဖီအီၣ်ဖီအီ, တၢ်စုသ့သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်လီၤ. ခဲအံၤယဒ့တနၢ်သ့လံ, ယဒိစၢၤလံာ်လၢကညီကျိာ်ဒီးအဲကလံးကျိာ်ခီဖျိ (Computer) သ့လံန့ၣ်လီၤ. ယမၤစၢၤတီၢ်ယဲ လံာ်တဘ့ၣ်အံၤ လၢအမ့ၢ် ‘‘ကညီဖိအတၢ်လဲၤခီဖျိလၢယွၤအလၤကပီၤအဂီၢ်’’ စ့ၢ်ကီးလီၤ. အဃိယနၢ်ပၢၢ်ထီၣ်တၢ်ဖံးတၢ်မၤသ့ၣ် တဖၣ်လီၤ. အဒိၣ်ကတၢၢ်ယမၤလိဘၣ်ထူကလုၢ်ယွၤကထါ, ဖးဘၣ်လံာ်စီဆှံအဃိယဒိးန့ၢ်ဘၣ်တၢ်သူၣ်ဂၢၢ်သးကျၢၤ ဒီး လၢယတၢ်အိၣ်မူဆူညါအဂီၢ် ကိၢ်အလီၢ်တအိၣ်လၢၤဘၣ်လီၤ. ခဲအံၤယဆိကမိၣ်တၢ်ဘၣ်လံန့ၣ်လီၤ. ‘‘ပှၤလၢအအိၣ်ဝဲဆိးဝဲလၢမူခိၣ်ဧၢ, ယကျ့ထီၣ်ယမဲာ်ဆူနၤလီၤ.’’
မ့ၢ်နကျ့ထီၣ်နမဲာ်ဆူမတၤအအိၣ်လၢမုၢ်မဆါတနံၤအံၤလဲၣ်. ဖဲပသ့ၣ်ညါလီၤတံၢ်လၢ ပကဘၣ်ကျ့ထီၣ်ပမဲာ်ဆူလဲၣ်န့ၣ်ပဒိးန့ၢ်ဘၣ်တၢ်ဂံၢ်တၢ်ဘါအသီလၢ ပကလဲၤတၢ်ဆူညါန့ၣ်လီၤ.
ပၢ်ဧၢ, နဒုးနၢ်ပၢၢ်ယၤလၢနအံးလီၤကွၢ်လီၤယၤ, နသ့ၣ်ညါယၤ, နတလဲၤသဒၣ်ယၤအဃိတၢ်ဘျုးဒိၣ်မးလီၤ. လၢခရံာ်အမံၤယစံးဘျုးနၤဒိၣ်မးဒီးယဃ့နၤလီၤ. အၤမ့ၣ်.
TO WHERE SHOULD I LIFT MY EYES?
Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 20:45-49, Ezekiel 21, Ezekiel 22:1-22; Hebrews 10:19-39; Psalm 123:1-4
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?”
Psalm 123:1 WEB
My name is Naw Eh Wah. I am fourteen years old. I live in Sin-Zwe village in the Bago Yoma Mountain region. My village is located not too far from the city, but, due to poor transportation, travelling is hard. Water scarcity is a major issue in my village. The government established a school in our village, but there were no teachers. We were not taken to school either. We just had to help out on the farms. Many elders think farming is more reliable than learning. My mother died when I was six years old. She left me with my father and my two other siblings. One day a teacher visited my father. He told me, “I will take you home and you will go to school.” My father also said, “It is by God’s grace that you will get to go to school. Work hard!” I wondered how I was supposed to work hard. My cousins and I went to the city. The teacher enrolled us in school and asked us to attend classes. After a year in school, I realized that I would always be behind others if I did not work hard. The first Bible verse the teacher taught me was Psalm 121:1, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?” I did not understand where I was supposed to lift up my eyes. After two years living with the teacher and his wife, my father also died. I am so sad I have no parents. I feel very insecure. But, the teacher and his wife encouraged me in my studies and taught me cooking and some skills. I can now play piano and also know how to type Karen and English on a computer. Actually, I am also helping type devotionals for this book, “Karen Stories for God’s Glory.” I am learning a lot. Most important of all, I get to learn and read the word of God. This gives me assurance in my heart that I need not worry about the future. I am able to think well now. The One Who resides in heaven, I am lifting my eyes to You.
Today, to whom are you lifting your eyes? When we know to whom we are to lift our eyes, we receive the strength to go forward.
Father, thank You for helping me to understand that You are taking care of me, You know me, and You will not abandon me. In Jesus name I thank You and pray to You. Amen.
Naw Eh Wah