Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
Dearly beloved brethren,
Please read carefully to the end.
“Venomous snakes were being ferried from South America to Europe in a
plane. Unfortunately the person who packed the snakes forgot to lock the box in which the snakes were put. Once the plane had taken off and responding to the movement of the plane, the snakes found their way out of the box.. Passengers in the plane could see various snakes on the isle. They screamed, some fainted and the brave ones sought refugee wherever they could within the plane.”
The air hostess ran to the pilot to inform him of this scaring incident. The pilot quickly informs the air controllers on the ground.
“We are very sorry, says his boss. We forgot to lock the box where
we put the snakes. They are indeed some of the most poisonous snakes in the world”.
“So where can I land? Please advise me before passengers are bitten”, asks the shaken pilot.
“No do not land, stay there for a minute, let me think”, advises the boss.
Surely this sounds like stupid advice to the impatient pilot.
But he has to follow the orders. A minute is too long for someone faced with such trouble he thinks. But he has to follow orders.
After a minute, the boss contacts him. “At what altitude are you flying? He asks.
“300”, says the pilot. “Go higher”, advises the boss. “But the snakes will….” Before he finishes his sentence the boss bellows “I said go higher!!”. He complies.
Now what is your altitude? Asks the boss
500.66 , answers the shaken pilot
“I said go higher captain.” He complies.
By now the snakes are all over the plane, even one male member of the cabin crew collapses. It is unbearable. A few have been bitten and have instantly died. But still, the majority keeps on seeking
“Now captain, keep on going higher”, says the boss.
The pilot complies and keeps on going higher and higher.
“Now what’s your altitude?”, asks the pilot. “I am reaching 1200”, replies the pilot. “Now I am on 1200”, he says quickly.
“Now stay there. Tell the cabin crew that at this altitude the snakes are now harmless. They can just pick them up with their hands and return them t o the box and this time they should not forget to
lock.”, advises the boss.
This is true. One cabin crew member tries holding one snake.
It is numb and harmless. Soon it is a game within the plane with passengers, some for the first time holding snakes in their hands and returning them to the box. “Look at this black mamba, it was really after me. Now I can even throw it and catch it like a ball”, says one passenger even throwing and catching the black mamba.
This was the end of the seemingly dangerous ordeal in the plane.
Even those who had fainted were resuscitated and they gained consciousness.
Now what is the lesson of the story?
In 2010, the snakes or problems of 2009 will follow you.
However there is need for you to increase your altitude in prayer.
And surely, there is a certain point in praying that you reach and this is the point when even the most seemingly unconquerable problems are defeated; they lose power. God in infinite mercies going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor.
God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.
God will surely open some doors for you…
What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, ‘This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!’ Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, ‘Never have I heard anything more divine’?
have you ever thought to your self “imma use this day to just look up something in the bible” ?, im sure youve never, dont worry im not trying to be judgmental or anything like that, i used to be just like that you know, so blinded to the fact that my bible was some Kick butt novel that i jut never bothered to read, now im reading and trying my best not to relent and trust me its much more fun that i describe it to be, even if the only thing you can do is pick up that holy book and read Genesis 1:1 and say thank you to the Lord up in heaven im sure a million and one blessings await you
i kinda found out that teenagers of our present times find it difficult to bring up topics which link out God, take a moment to think about it, i bet your thoughts weren’t anywhere close to Godly stuff, like what prayer i was gonna say tomorrow or that bible verse i remember reading.
i kinda think anyone who happens to stumble across this post should take at-least 5 minutes away from the computer and just go have a conversation with the Lord, tell hi how you’re feeling right now, and ask him for his forgiveness cause without that honey we’ll be DOOMED!