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Friday, September 30, 2016

The Promised Land

The three slaves stood in a line trembling with fear
Their master had called for them
And they were wondering what they had done wrong now.
“I am giving you an opportunity of a lifetime
Return to me at this same time next year
Multiplying the gold I will give you.
Remember if you return with gold less than what I give
You will have to answer for the loss with your very lives”, he said.
To one he gave ten, the other five and the last of the three just one.
The minute he turned his back
The slaves discussed between themselves
Two of them agreed to start off on a journey immediately
While the third one decided to stay home
He kept the gold coin safe by digging into the ground.
Meanwhile the other two got into a deep discussion with the men at the
“The fastest way to double your money is go to where the pygmies are
The land is rich with untapped natural resources and opportunities
If you can overcome the pygmies you can become the king of that land “ they said
One of the slaves decided it was beyond him to go there so he decide to buy things at the port and sell it at the close by villages
The two slaves decided to meet at the same time next fall at their master's house.
The brave slave got off at the port closest to the forest where the pygmies lived.
As he kept walking he kept praying quoting the scriptures from
Deuteronomy 1:21-23 King James Version (KJV)
21 Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
Numbers 13:30 King James Version (KJV)
30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
“Here I m Lord completely at your mercy, show me your favour by giving this land to me “ he prayed.
As he penetrated into the deep jungle and as he expected 
He felt spears shooting all around him and he was blindfolded and brought before the chief of the pygmies.
When they removed the blindfold he could see half naked men with long hair, carrying spears.
His heart fainted within him “Unto your hands Oh Lord I submit my spirit.” he closed his eyes and mumbled under his breath expecting to die any minute.
But he was surprised to hear excited voices and felt the pygmies examining his clothes.
A thought suddenly struck him and he pulled out the ten gold coins from his pocket 
The chief eyes gleamed while felt the coins caressing them gently in his palms...and using his hands, the slave communicated to them there was more of this sun where he came from
They kept him tied up in a corner all through the night he could hear excitement and loud voices
When he woke up in the morning it was only to the sound of birds and the rustling of leaves
They all had left, tribes of pygmies had gone chasing after pieces of sun!!
He managed to free himself and he then knelt down and worshipped Adonai, thanks for hearing this poor slave’s prayer”. He wept.
He went on single handedly working on the island making it an enterprising nation with the support of the people he brought in from far away villages.
A year later at the beginning of autumn they was a warm welcome to the slaves 
One had become a king of a whole island and the other a successful businessmen.
The master was thrilled he called the third slave who had refused to take risks and sat in his comfort zone. satisfied with the little he had got.
“Give your gold to him who is now a king and go and work for him. Learn how he used his god given wisdom to multiply so splendidly the little wealth I had given him.
King James Bible Mathew 13:12
for whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

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