Saturday, December 24, 2011

In the great iron foundries in making Bessemer steel, the process of purification is watched through a spectroscope, in which the changing colors of the flames show exactly when the metal is perfectly ready for its uses. When the flame becomes a certain precise shade of color then the great crucible is tilted and the metal poured into molds. So the great Divine Refiner, the loving Christ sits down by the crucible of our discipline and chastening, watches intently to see when the fire has done its work; and when this is reached, the metal is removed from the flames. Not a pang, a pain, or a sorrow that is not necessary to our purifying will He permit.
A New York merchant who is very wealthy is afflicted with blindness, caused by the atrophy of the optic nerve. He so greatly desires to recover his sight that he has offered a reward of a million dollars to anyone that will restore him the use of his eyes. A very poor young man, who is afflicted in the same way, has been hired by this wealthy merchant to permit the experiments which are suggested to him to be tried on his eyes. He stands in the rich man's place with the added interest that if the experiments are successful, he will recover his own sight, as well as lead to the recovery of his employer. But suppose it were turned around, and the rich man were to give up his wealth, and his own sight, and his life even, to stand in the place of this poor man, and bring recovery and comfort to him, how infinitely more striking and interesting it would be! But Christ did more than that for us. He had the glory of heaven, and riches beyond our dreams; and yet He became poor and lonely and outcast, and suffered and died upon the cross in our stead; went down into the grace for us; but, blessed be God--He broke the bands of death asunder, and stands glorified in heaven, the pledge that all who sleep in Jesus shall have similar victory!

Friday, December 23, 2011

I was BORN in the 70-80's. The last SANE generation! We are the last generation that played on the streets. we were the first to play video games, saw cartoons with no color & went to the Apapa amusement park. We were the last to record songs off the radio via cassettes, we are the pioneers of walkman, discman & chat rooms. We were d last to see beta max video players. We had d legendary Video cas...sette player, played the Atari, gameboy, game gear, sega game and looked left and right b4 crossing d streets. We wore G-shock & Casio digital wrist watches, played ten- ten, boju-boju, catcher, dan malio, suwe, wheel, rolled tyre on d streets, n had no idea wat d internet was. We are the generation of the Thunder Cats, the Transformers, Scooby doo n scrappy doo, Voltron, clue club, capt caveman, big foot n wild boy, Super Ted, Willi Willi, seaseme street, contact, g force, jumbo, ovide video, muppet babies, speed racer, he-man,yogi bear, atom ant, mighty mouse, terra hawks, casper n d angels, fraggle rock & Tales by the Moonlight. Traveled in cars without seat belts nor air-bags, auto transmission cars were thrilling to see, if ur daddy didnt hav a peugeot 504 2.0 or 505 evolution, den u neva arrive. lived without cell phones. Rode our bicycles down the streets without brakes. Icecream vans patrolled the streets & cable channels were free. We never had Yahoo but still kept in touch. We donned our sunday clothes to go watch films @ the National Theatre. walked around our homes barefoot n used our nails to remove broken bottle pieces from underneath our feet and neva needed spirit nor iodine. We were the ficticious yabbers with the likes of "u mess akara wear coat, u mess all d fish in river Niger say r we safeeeeee". We did not have Sony play station, X box, nor DSTV, rather we waited till 4pm for dear NTA to start TELE MATCH, Had no flat screens, VCD, DVD, Blu Ray disc, surround sound, mp3. mp4 players, iPod, ipad, computers & the Internet. There was no LASTMA but yellow fever, no BRT buses but Molue. But nevertheless we had a GREAT Time!!! ... Feel free to post this, if you are from this generation.(i wish things can go back to the way they used to be,where we don't live in greed)

Change comes to this world when we take a step in the direction of solving other people's need... Jesus went about doing good... but he had to be looking out for problems before he could notice them and solve them... God is a solution provider.... and he never leaves a generation without solution providers... I say count me In Lord God..." let me be a shadow in your light, Just a small reflection of a greater love, let me be a shadow in your light... that falls on the lost and the lonely"

Change comes to this world when we take a step in the direction of solving other people's need... Jesus went about doing good... but he had to be looking out for problems before he could notice them and solve them... God is a solution provider.... and he never leaves a generation without solution providers... I say count me In Lord God..." let me be a shadow in your light, Just a small reflection of a greater love, let me be a shadow in your light... that falls on the lost and the lonely"

...Edgar Allan Poe

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