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A clear exposition to what it means to be in Christ and an intercessor-b

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Here in the concluding passage we shall examine three ideas namely children of the living God, a remnant and lastly Christ as the rock of offense.

God is eternal. This being the case what does the expression ‘the living God’ signify? It means the very essence of the Creator being invested in the creature. We can borrow from immunology the term ‘transfer factor’ to render a believer immune from the ravages of sin: salvation it is called. On account of God the Spirit having taken control gives the believer a sure outcome. It helps us understand this saying of Jesus:”Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (John 11:25).

In Abraham all families on the earth shall be blessed (Ge.12:3). The same promise was renewed in Isaac and what distinguished between Isaac and other…

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At a time the worlds were yet to be formed, the Sun and the Moon kept the house. One day the Sun said, “Woman you are hanging on my word all day. You keep the house while I go abroad to catch up with news. You cannot run on news of yesterday. I am the head of the family. So I set the order.” Lady Moon said, “If that is how you feel about, OK go ahead. But I am sure I wont like it”. Thus the Sun set out alone.

The Moon sat morosely wondering how to pass the time. She became bored.  All of a sudden an idea struck her. She leaned out and called, “Wind bring some news.” She had no idea what the wind was or what it could do, Just a thought, a wild fancy that she thought up. Hardly had she uttered her prayer, the wind came before her and said, “I am at your service, my lady”

“You travel far and wide. Have you something interesting to tell? ”

“I came through lands where everything is dry. A spark and the whole woodland went up in blaze.  At the end of the terrible wholesale destruction I had a pretty good idea why.”

Lady Moon asked why. The Wind was sure that the Sun was behind it. At the end he concluded, “He should not be allowed a free hand.” When asked if there was something that she could do the Wind said, ” I carry messages and pass on favours to the likes of you. The Sun holds a vast reservoir of water for no good reason. Release it.”

The Moon was surprised that she was keeping a home without knowing what all she had at her disposal. Asking him to wait she went inside and took a key from under the pillow of the Sun’s couch. ‘Here, take as much as you want.”

The Wind did as Lady Moon said.

Later when the Sun came back the Moon told what happened. The Sun was pleased. ” You did justly,” When she asked if she should get back all that water he said, “Oh no,” If we both are keeping the house equally water down or up is no problem.
Ever since the water remained down. (24 Jan.2020)

(Based on ‘Why the sun and the moon live in the sky.’)

 

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At a time the worlds were yet to be formed as we know them today, the Sun and the Moon kept the house. The Sun said, “Woman you are hanging on my word all day. You keep the house while I go abroad to catch up with news. You cannot run on news of yesterday. I am the head of the family. So I set the order.” Lady Moon said, “If that is how you feel about, OK go ahead. But I am sure I wont like it”. Thus the Sun set out alone.

The Moon sat morosely wondering how to pass the time. She became bored.  All of a sudden an idea struck her. She leaned out and called, “Wind bring some news.” She had no idea what the wind was or what it could do, Just a thought, a wild fancy that she thought up. Hardly had she uttered her prayer, the wind came before her and said, “I am at your service, my lady”

“You travel far and wide. Have you something interesting to tell? ”

“I came through lands where everything is dry. A spark and the whole woodland went up in blaze.  At the end of the terrible wholesale destruction I had a pretty good idea why.”

Lady Moon asked why. The Wind was sure that the Sun was behind it. At the end he concluded, “He should not be allowed a free hand.” When asked if there was something that she could do the Wind said, ” I carry messages and pass on favors to the likes of you. The Sun holds a vast reservoir of water for no good reason. Release it.”

The Moon was surprised that she was keeping a home without knowing what all she had at her disposal. Asking him to wait she went inside and took a key from under the pillow of the Sun’s couch. ‘Here, take as much as you want.”

The Wind did as Lady Moon said.

Later when the Sun came back the Moon told what happened. The Sun was pleased. ” You did justly,” When she asked if she should get back all that water he said, “Oh no,” If we both are keeping the house equally water down or up is no problem.
Ever since the water remained down.

Benny.

The original African folk tale is given below.

 

Many years ago, the sun and water were great friends, and they both lived on the earth togther. The sun very often used to visit the water, but the water never returned the visits.

At last the sun asked the water why he never visited. The water replied that the sun’s house was not big enough, and that if he came with all his people, he would drive the sun out of his home.

The water then said, “If you want me to visit you, you will have to build a very large house. But I warn you that it will have to be very large, as my people are numerous and take up a lot of room”.

The sun promised to build a very large house, and soon afterwards, he returned home to his wife, the moon, who greeted him with a broad smile.

The sun told the moon what he had promised the water, and the next day, they began building a large house to entertain the water and all his people.

When it was completed, the sun asked the water to come and visit him.

When the water arrived, one of his people called out to the sun, and asked him whether it would be safe for the water to enter, and the sun answered, “Yes, tell my friend to come in.”

The water began to flow in, followed by the fish and all the other water animals.

Very soon, the water was knee-deep in the house, so he asked the sun if it was still safe, and the sun again said, “Yes,” so more of them came in.

When the water was at the level of a man’s head, the water said to the sun, “Do you want more of my people to come?”

Not knowing any better, the sun and the moon both said, “Yes,”. More and more of the water’s people came in, until the sun and the moon had to sit on top of the roof.

The water once again asked the sun if it was still okay to keep coming in. The sun and moon answered yes, so more and more of the water’s people came in.

The water soon overflowed the top of the roof, and the sun and the moon were forced to go up into the sky.

…and they have been there ever since.

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Fired up by tales of Mulla Nasruddin the Emir decided to see the strange places himself. He asked the mulla to accompany him. At one place Emir al-Sherwani had strange misgivings. He told Mulla to exchange clothes with him. The emir said,” You are to lead me. I wear your clothes and turban. And you my dagger, studded with rubies. Look at the handle, made of rhino horn. You shall draw their breath away. ”

They changed clothes and Mullah took the lead and thus they set out. The emir had to agree that the mulla was right. None noticed the difference. As they were about to enter another kingdom and before the wooden terrain Mulla took a banana from the baggage and stuck it in the waistband. Horrified the emir hollered, “You are to look me and not a monkey! Put back the dagger for all to see and admire.” Mulla answered,”Allow me, Sire; We are now in Gorilla land.”

Benny

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Emir Siddiq al-Sherwani having taken Mulla Nasruddin as his advisor sent him to report about the prospects of forestry in his kingdom. Mulla was astonished to see no forest and on enquiring with the officials of the forestry department pointed the royal order: No tree. “Why not? The new counselor queried. “Emir does not want roots under ground. He does not trust what he cannot see.”

When checked with the emir he was told, ” I want keep all my goods and subjects under 24×7 observation. While digesting this piece of news he was called by the son of emir and said,” I am so sorry to see the overworked earthworms. I insist a special status for them. They are downtrodden.”

He wanted Mullah how to solve the dilemma. Mulla said,” I shall not answer till you have sat with your father to solve his problem and he does yours.”

Benny

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Mulla Nasruddin during his travels passed through Kandahar, and one morning called on Emir Saddiq and said he was available to offer his services.

The Emir asked if he were qualified to counsel him on earth science.

Mulla replied, “If I did not know it I would not be standing here, sire.”

The emir was satisfied. He asked his guest to follow him for a tour through the royal grounds. At the end he asked, “What do you think of quality of the soil?”

After checking samples “How can I answer you, sire? If I say it is worthless you will not like it. So we shall sow thistles. If there comes up with barley instead it shall prove your royal wisdom is incomparable.”

Benny

 

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What with great advances in science and technology we shall see great changes in the making of man. The other day I thought of creating a 3-D baby rather than let my wife mar her figure by bearing the baby herself. She was in total agreement. We bought a lab with all state of the art equipment. We both gave our specimen,-blood, urine and sperm and eggs.  Only question the doctor asked was ‘How Soon?” He held out a sheaf of print-outs giving an in-depth analysis, time motion study. The second folder had everything about preferences, color of hair, eyes EQ IQ and what not. In short mountain of paper work that I waved away and said,” The baby shall not mind it.” Considering the baby is going to spend time before gaming console in order to be like everyone else, it was sheer waste of time. So it was an instant baby.  I said with a stony stare, “Go ahead and make our day Doc.” “No problem’ was the general consensus. They were retained to create the new millennial man.

Having disposed the biggest headache in our horizon we had to attend our own personal problem. Having splurged on sugar all my teeth were falling out. Do I go for false teeth? My wife came to my rescue, “Why false teeth that will fall out and spoil our cuddling, honey?” Take them out. We shall order for a robot to taste our food and mash it in perfectly round balls. Let it feed you. A small investment, I dare say. But great convenience.”

I was taken aback to hear my wife of three weeks sounding as though her voice trailing off. “My battery is low, recharge at the sound of three bleeps.” What Science can do? Only keep spare batteries around. I was like a Neanderthal man as far as my efforts to find a perfect mate through e-matching dating sites went. But I shall try again.

Benny

 

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