Lesson of the Goose

Lesson of the Goose

As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird behind it. By flying in a V-formation, the whole flock adds 71 per cent more flying range than if each bird flew alone. Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier when they are travelling on the thrust of one another. When a goose gets sick, wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down. They stay with the goose to help and protect it until it is able to fly again or dies. Then they launch out with another formation to catch up with the flock. Lesson: If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other. Whenever a goose falls out of the formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. Lesson: If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go. When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies at the point position. Lesson: It pays to take

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Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy JOB DESCRIPTION: Tell the living and the dying world about Jesus Christ AVAILABLE POSITIONS: Preachers, teachers, singers, musicians, missionaries, custodians, food servers, and YOU PRINCIPAL (BOSS): The Holy Spirit QUALIFICATIONS: Must have previously sinned and recognized this; Must be willing to press toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus EDUCATION: The Holy Spirit will teach you all things EXPERIENCE NEEDED: None necessary; experience will be earned on-the-job BENEFIT PACKAGE/SALARY: God (the employer) shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus INSURANCE: Access to the Divine Master Physician PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES: Love, joy, peace, patience, long suffering; Lawyer, Comforter, and a Wonderful Counsellor RECOMPENSE FOR COMPLETING THE JOB ASSIGNMENT: The most important benefit, ETERNAL LIFE with the employer. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Before the return of Jesus Christ; date/hour not known; wise to apply TODAY, RIGHT NOW All are welcome to Gods’ Kingdom JOY TO THE WISE. Meditation: Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. – Matthew 9:37 You will succeed in Jesus Name! Also read: Rescue at Sea Never too Late The Price Jesus Paid

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

The creator created people, gave them words for communication and thinking, settled them in the fertile valley at the foot of the mountains, gave them longevity and started to observe how they would aspire to the development. The time has passed, but people did not develop. Their feet did not go beyond their village and did not climb up the mountains. Their eyes did not look at the sky and did not look in the Heart. So they became old. The Creator decided to find out, what was the matter. He became a man and came to them as a traveler. Before sunset people gathered at the square to talk with the traveler. He described them a life beyond the horizon and suggested: “Do you want me to lead you there, and you will see how people live in these places?” “Oh,” they answered sadly, “It is late, we became old…” “Then come with me to the mountains to look at the world from the top!” “Oh,” they suspired, “It is too late, we have no energy…” “Look at the sky.” The traveler said them, “And I will tell you about the life in the Kingdom of Heaven!” They answered again: “It is late; our mind will not understand your story…” The traveler became sad. He decided to cheer people.

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God’s Under the Bed

God’s Under the Bed

My brother Kevin thinks God lives under his bed. At least that’s what I heard him say one night. He was praying out loud in his dark bedroom, and I stopped outside his closed door to listen. “Are you there, God?” he said. “Where are you? Oh, I see. Under the bed.” I giggled softly and tiptoed off to my own room. Kevin’s unique perspectives are often a source of amusement. But that night something else lingered long after the humour. I realized for the first time the very different world Kevin lives in. He was born 30 years ago, mentally disabled as a result of difficulties during labour. Apart from his size (he’s 6’2″), there are few ways in which he is an adult. He reasons and communicates with the capabilities of a 7 year old, and he always will. He will probably always believe that God lives under his bed, that Santa Claus is the one who fills the space under our tree every Christmas, and that airplanes stay up in the sky because angels carry them. I remember wondering if Kevin realizes he is different. Is he ever dissatisfied with his monotonous life? Up before dawn each day, off to work at a workshop for the disabled, home to walk our cocker spaniel, returning to eat his

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The Much Awaited Person

The Much Awaited Person

Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach…” So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work. – Nehemiah 2:17-18 Nehemiah had a great burden to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem as well as restore the city from the ruins it had become on account of the ravages of war. His concern for Jerusalem was so strong that he even risked his life by carrying a long face before king Artaxerxes – his principal, who could not have been bothered by whatever was going on in Jerusalem. But, Nehemiah was undaunted in his agitation for his fatherland until he got the attention of the king and was permitted to go and do as his heart desired concerning Jerusalem. Immediately he got the permission he needed, he set out to Jerusalem and mobilised people to join him in the rebuilding process. Now the lessons here are that Nehemiah was not the only person who was agitated about the ruins of Jerusalem; there were probably other people like him who were equally burdened. But he was the one who was

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Why You Should Pray for People in Authority (5): Religious Leaders

Why You Should Pray for People in Authority (5): Religious Leaders

And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!” Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy! – Matthew 26:63-65 The last set of authorities that require our fervent, sustained prayers and intercession are religious leaders. These people wield so much influence in our lives and they could be key to how we turn out, either well or badly. Religious leaders exert great influence over their congregation and followers; what they say are often regarded as the counsel of God Himself, with the ability to spur the listeners to immediate action. So it is imperative they are upheld in prayer so that they are not overtaken by the spirit of deception and start to spill out falsehoods to their eager audience who could go to town with or take action based on such information. In our reference passage, we see how Caiaphas a High

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