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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

It was just another day

It was the day right after their anniversary
The wishes were still pouring in
The memory of their celebrations were still fresh in their minds
It was just another day nothing unusual except a pain on his shoulder as Abel got up from bed
“You strain yourself too much dear while exercising that's  all it is ,so don’t give it too much thought,  it will go away” his wife Mary said.
Later in the day smiling at a joke Abel’s face suddenly contorted in pain his eyes rolled backwards and in an instant he passed away
“Abel, Abel” his wife shouted anxiously as she ran forward to catch his lifeless form.
“O my god what's happening!” she left his limp body to rest on its own and ran to fetch the  doc next door
“There was no more pulse he’s gone”. He confirmed turning to catch Mary as she hit floor.
Shocked and frightened she kept repeating over and over again
“I can’t believe it”, burying her head into her hands and sobbing profusely.
“He was here one moment and gone in the next,
He was so healthy and full of energy and always so pleased with himself."
"Death where did you come from?
How did you sneak into my house and catch us unawares?
Without warning or ringing the doorbell
You came in like a thief and took his spirit away.”
The doctor in an attempt to comfort her pulled her up from the ground
“Our days are numbered Mary”, holding her and spoke gently as he looked straight into her bewildered eyes
“We got to go when we have to
Haven’t you read what the scripture says?
Psalm 90:10 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
10 The span of our life is seventy years, 
or if we are strong, eighty; 
yet at best it is toil and sorrow, 
over in a moment, and then we are gone.
Job 14:5-7 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 5 
Since his days are fixed in advance, 
The number of his months is known to you, and you have fixed the limits which he can’t cross;
“Abel's set time came and he had to go..
His story on earth may have ended but a new one in heaven has just begun.
There are still chapters left in your story. Mary. So you need to compose yourself to face this moment of grief as best as you can now and for the rest of your life...
 P.S. Be prepared dearly beloved. We are like grass, here today and gone tomorrow.
Let each moment count and don’t take your days on earth for granted....

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Every Tree a Forest

Can you see a forest every time you see a tree?

Can you see your vision unfolding itself every time you see your dream?

Can you see your growth exploding before you even started?

Can you see yourself wearing a crown every time you have to drag your cross through life?

Can you see generations coming from your lineage before you had a single child?

Can you see your products hitting the shores of every nation even before a single one left your door?

Can you see your name written in the Lambs book of life and live each day of your life as if it was your last?

Can you see the goals and milestones marked out at every bend in your life are in sync with the purpose the creator has put in your heart.?

If you are not able to see the end from the beginning then please do for that’s what God does

Isaiah 46:10Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

10 At the beginning I announce the end,
proclaim in advance things not yet done;
and I say that my plan will hold,
I will do everything I please to do.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Assignment

The tall dark handsome young man walked to where his mother was 
Making her sit in the sofa under the portrait of her dead husband Admiral Levinsky holding her shoulders and looking deep into her dark eyes he said.
“I know you would not like it ma but
I’ve signed up to join the navy.
And would be leaving in a week’s time.
I know leaving you alone in the world is not something I would like to do
But the more I have prayed asking god for the assignment of my life and the more I feel drawn to serve my country.” 
Dumb struck mum gently wiped her eyes and stroked her son’s head at the same time reciting from Jeremiah 1:4 CJB
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
“To die a noble death like father and grandfather serving others and dying for my county mother is what I want.” the son continued. 
“Sorry for being selfish and wanting you to be always near me, son.
I should have realized you are your father’s son and you would have such lofty ideals like he had,
I will never stand in the way for what god has called you son and for his purposes for which he created you ”. Saying this
She walked slowly to her room it was time to ask God for a fresh assignment for her life to fill up the lonely days that was ahead.

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Gift

It was New Year’s Eve as the young girl
Was rushing with her work
Mopping the hospital floors
Her mind went back to the days her father was alive and the conversations they used to have
“Every one of us is born with a gift 
Our contribution to the world “, he used to say
“"... she thought in her head "after you passed away
My gift is cleaning toilets you know."
In the prayer hall at the hospital the same day a young preacher was talking from
Ps 139:16 CJB
Your eyes could see me as an embryo,
but in your book all my days were already written;
my days had been shaped
before any of them existed.
God show me my gift she prayed
Surely I have a better future than mopping floors the whole day.
The next day while cleaning the toilets she was surprised when one of the senior doctors smiled at her
“You sing very well”, he told her.
”I do “she replied blushing deeply
“Whose song was it you were singing anyway “he asked “it’s my own Sir, the girl replied.
“You are a very gifted child 
You should be at college”.
“I’m saving up for college Sir,” she replied in a low voice.
 “Come meet me in my cabin let me see if I can help you “, he said.
That night the girl beamed as she wrote in her diary
In one day I discovered my gift and my future was revealed to me.
Thank you God she prayed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Let me be there

Her disease grew on her and so did her fear
She clung to the one closest to her 
"Please don’t go” she said.
Clinging to them like a little child.
She would fret and fume if they went away.
“I know my feet are wobbling and I can barely stand on my own.
The words I speak can hardly be understood.
I know you all have your own lives to live
But all I ask you is to let me be there.
Let me be there to see your faces
Let me be there to hear your voices  
The time is coming soon when the world will blank out on me
But till then all I ask
Is let me be there.”
Isaiah 46:3 CJB
“Listen to me, house of Yaakov,
all who remain of the house of Israel:
I have borne you from birth,
carried you since the womb.
Till your old age I will be the same —

I will carry you until your hair is white.
I have made you, and I will bear you;
yes, I will carry and save you.
To whom will you liken me and equate me?

With whom will you compare me, as if we were similar?”
Closing her eyes, the tears fell,
“I’m sorry Lord, she said
From my youth, you have been with me,
Through my trials you have never left me.
I know till my grave, you will carry me.”

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Great Escape

"What shall we do O noble one?
It’s a strong and mighty army which surrounds us",
The people wailed to the king.
The king had no solution.
"How many men are out there?” the king asked
"Thousands”, they replied 
"Gallant men well equipped with strong stallions".
This is the 10th day since they have besieged us...
Anytime they can force their way in...
Hundreds of our young men are dying every day protecting our great wall
O King what is the solution and what should be done," they continuously wailed.
"We cannot go in for a truce they will capture our women and children and make slaves of our men, the wise men added.
Suddenly an old man pulled his torn robes tightly around him and came forward to bow before the king...
"What’s he doing here”? The king asked moving his face away in disgust
"He says he has the answer", the soldiers who brought him in answered.
"What is it?” the king asked rather impatiently
"This country", the old man, began sounding so educated and cultured in spite of his poverty
"Was known as a country with giants in ancient’s times and it was a myth which had spread far and wide across the nations.
It was for this reason that our country had been safe for so many centuries in spite of its proximity to the seas and mountains
"The giants have woken up! The king exclaimed in excitement
"Precisely we can create sounds of giants walking and get the circus people who can walk on stilts dress up as giants." the old man continued.
"Brilliant!” said the king and the whole city woke up to the idea and in no time the giants were created.
At the set time, the people started running in panic shouting,
"The giants have risen run!” their shrill screams sent the enemy camp fluttering for safety.
There was rejoicing all around and king and all his men laughed and laughed recalling how the enemy fled with the mere sound of drums...
The old man watched them and slowly walked away.
Ecclesiastes 9:15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
15 Now there was found in it a man who was poor but wise, and by his wisdom he saved the city; yet afterwards, nobody remembered that poor man.
Always strive to be prosperous or else like this old man you will fade into oblivion in spite of saving a nation...

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Great Restoration

The great men of war came back to their city
Shell shocked to see their beloved city in ruins
"What happened to our beautiful buildings and lush green fields? They cried
All they could see were oceans of desolation
A city whipped to its knees under the mighty hand of the enemy
“Call forth for the priests, bring out the shofar
Bring out the inhabitants of the city 
Today the people are going to cry and repent before god
Declare a day of mourning a day of repentance”. The captain called out to the inhabitants.
The people did as he told
The Books of Law was opened to Joel 2: 19
Here is how Adonai will answer his people:
“I will send you grain, wine and olive oil,
enough to satisfy you;
and no longer will I make you
A mockery among the Goyim.
“People! the captain shouted out ,the rhema word has been spoken”
"Pick up your sickle and spades and clear the land
And start sowing!" 
The people regained their courage and went about rebuilding their land toiling in cheerfulness singing as their sweated out in the fields 
(Joel 2:21 CJB) Don’t fear, O soil; be glad! Rejoice! For Adonai has done great things.22 don’t be afraid, wild animals; for the desert pastures are green,
the trees are putting out their fruit,
the fig tree and vine is giving full yield.
23 Be glad, people of Tziyon!
Rejoice in Adoni your God!
For he is giving you
the right amount of rain in the fall,
he makes the rain come down for you,
the fall and spring rains — this is what he does first.
24 Then the floors will be full of grain
and the vats overflow with wine and olive oil.25 “I will restore to you the years that the locusts ate,
the grasshoppers, shearer-worms and cutter-worms,
my great army that I sent against you.
26 You will eat until you are satisfied
and will praise the name of Adonai
 your God,
who has done with you such wonders.
Then my people will never again be shamed.
27 You will know that I am with Isra’el
and that I am Adonai your God,
and that there is no other.
Then my people will never again be ashamed.

 The Lord had spoken and so it was  till today ,a city called by all as a land flowing with milk and honey.