Monday, August 28, 2006

SEE-HEAR-SPEAK NO EVILS II






(pictures taken from internet)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

SEE NO EVILS - HEAR NO EVILS - SPEAK NO EVILS










Have you guys ever seen images of these three monkeys? Probably yes, for some of you.
I have myself some more pictures of these monkeys.

I love the imagery conveyed through these three monkeys very much. I heard it came from the ancient wisdom of Japanese people. It was said that we should not see evils, - therefore cover our eyes! One quick thing flashing in mind while talking about evils we should not see is indecent pictures. Nowadays, it's not hard to find indecent pictures for us to "enjoy". The internet is definetely one device which gives us the "luxury" of having that habit without being known.

They also believe that we should not hear evils, therefore cover our ears! What evil things we possibly hear? I trust that there are a lot of them! One is listening to unedifying conversations of others, including the advices or suggestions which do not correspondent to the Godly truth.

Then they also believe that we should not speak evils, therefore cover our mouth! Wheew.....when coming to this, I know that I can provide us with unlimited instances. I have to admit that this is the area which I must excercise without ceasing! Speaking evils? I can do it 24 hours per day! I can speak profanities. I can lie. I can gossip. I can entertain people with dirty jokes. I can even pierce you with my ever-sharp tongue....Just name the action!
But if monkeys should see no evils, hear no evils and speak no evils...., then the truth must be better applied to me as a human being! Otherwise, I will be worse than monkeys. How disgusting!

Friday, August 18, 2006

THE SPREAD OF THE EVILS


Bad news travel fast. I agree. To my opinion, so do the evils.

Teach a kid to do well or behave properly; and it will take some times before he could chew and digest it. But let him watch the bad deeds done; and without being asked he would just do the same thing in not too long time.

So beware when someone inclines you to do evils. In a short time you might be more sophisticated than he is.

(picture taken from the internet)

THE BACTERIA


 When I saw the image which I put here, I was impressed. To me it looked like a flower-printed cloth. It looked soft, reminding me of those clothes used to cover newly born babies.

But make no mistakes! It is not cloth at all. It is a picture of leprosy bacteria.

At a glance it looks nice, but surely the bacteria hides death. The bacteria has power to turn beautiful people – men and women – into some zombie-like creatures. I don’t have the heart to put pictures of people suffered from leprosy. We will be horrified to see ones here.

The deadly bacteria reminds me of the deadly evil things. Most, if not all, evil things seems nice at the beginning of our encountering them. We might even enjoy them at the time we say “echante!” to them. But then as soon as they grabs our hands, rarely they will give us up. They will squeeze us to dead just like the bacteria will do to one’s self.

What evils do I talk about?

All kinds of evils, of course. And I am glad to mention one of them : pornography.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

THE FOOTPRINTS



(picture taken from the internet)

One night a woman had a dream. She dreamed she was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from her life. For each scene , she noticed two sets of footprints on the sand; one belonging to her, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of her life flashed before her, she looked back at the footprints on the sand. She noticed that many times along the path of her life, there was only one set of footprints. She also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest time in her life...

This really bothered her and she questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you. you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most, you would leave me."

The Lord replied, "My daughter, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then when I carried you."
- author unknown

MY FRIENDS, IT SOUNDS FAMILIAR; AT LEAST, TO ME!
SO MANY TIMES I FELT I WAS A LONE RANGER; BUT THEN HE PROVED THAT I WASN'T.
HERE ARE AGAIN :

Since God assured us, "I'll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,"
- The Message Hebrew 13:5

"And I'll keep on carrying you when you're old. I'll be there, bearing you when you're old and gray. I've done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you."
- The Message Isaiah 46:4

Sunday, August 06, 2006

HIS FACE



(picture taken from the internet)

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full on His wonderful face
And the things of earth
will grow strangely dim
In the light of His Glory and Grace."



The Lord bless you and keep you
the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you
the LORD turn his face toward you....
and give you peace"