We all know this story. Moses was wanted for first degree murder in Egypt. He had to flee to the wilderness where his father in law gave him a job to look after sheep. He was comfortable until the Lord interrupted his day job with a fiery appearance in a bush to deliver His assignment. His purpose was bigger than providing balanced meals to his flock. He was to deliver Israel from bondage. Continue reading
It’s Monday morning again! Abel taps his smartphone to shut off the alarm clock as he wakes up grumpy. After showering and taking breakfast, several thoughts start piling in his head. “I can’t wait for the day I’ll be working for myself”. “I’ll be working in the industry I love, travel.” His face lights up as he daydreams about the day he’ll start his travel consultancy business. He walks to work with a spring in his step, his mind plotting on how he’ll set up his own firm, one where he won’t have to wake up early on Monday morning to go to work. In fact, he won’t have to wake up on Monday at all if he wanted. Continue reading
They call you crazy, coz they want you like them to live in conformity.
Only coz they are lazy, and don’t know how to break from their monotony,
Their souls are hazy, coz they haven’t discovered their individuality,
They plod daily, in a life stripped of their unique ability,
Yes when they call you crazy, it does look like a hint of jealousy.
A boy came rushing into the Bethlehem town square. He was obviously quick footed, as he had outpaced the runner who had gone to fetch him. He came directly to where Samuel was and bowed down in respect to the old prophet. Samuel inspected him. He smelled of sheep and his cloak was old and worn out, but that couldn’t hide the fact that he was as handsome and well-built as his seven older brothers who were standing nearby. “You must be David”, said Samuel. “Yes I am”. “Then let’s proceed”, said Samuel with a smile. “You’re the one I was waiting for.” Samuel took his horn and poured the oil on David’s head and spoke a blessing on him. He then proceeded to carry out the sacrifice hurriedly, knowing that the main reason for his coming was already complete. Continue reading
The old man, staff in hand, wearily strolled into the town square and looked around. He was obviously a man of great importance, judging by the way everyone was treating him. In the middle of the open arena he saw the hastily built altar and stepped forward to inspect it. He stared at it for a few minutes as the wind blew his thin hair on his face. “This will do”, he whispered to a younger man who stood by his side. The second man looked at him suspiciously as his long white beard moved as he spoke. “Please bring the heifer I came with. And call all the guests I’ve invited, it’s time for the afternoon sacrifice. “ Continue reading
From the mountain he looked down and saw the multitude of people he was supposed to command. His was the greatest task a man from his nation had ever faced. He had to lead approximately 2 million people to take over land from nations bigger and stronger than his; nations that had walled cities and powerful armies. Joshua’s heart melted with fear as he contemplated the insurmountable challenge before him. In all his life he was Moses’ helper, obeying his instructions and executing his commands, which came directly from Yahweh himself. His master, leader, father, sensei was now dead and he had to unwillingly pick up the baton and succeed in what the man he looked up to had failed to do, transition the Israelites from the wilderness they had been in for 40 years into the land promised to them. Being a military leader he knew to even remotely have a chance of succeeding he had to have several strategic plans to work with. Joshua had none. Continue reading