Wednesday, September 2, 2009

learning new things

I heard that the Eskimos have 43 different words for snow.
That means that they know something that we don’t now.
Yes, I agree, if have a snow problem I would ask an Eskimo.
But, most of us don’t.
We continue fighting the snow with our limited understanding.
After all, the Eskimos probably don’t speak English.
And they don’t live among us.
That’s probably the reason why they have so much time to think
about snow.
Learning new things makes life interesting.
It keeps us alive.
Unfortunately many people stop learning anything new after
they get their first salary. They become non-thinkers, consuming
machines that can be stopped only by an earthquake or a
heart attack.
In the Bible School we were taught to think with God.
I’m forever thankful to those men who gave their time to teach us.
Without the thoughts of God the world is so empty.
Last night, after walking home from our humble little meeting
I said to someone, ”This was the most important event in Istanbul
tonight. We spoke the words of God.”
“This is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off.
It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven
and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
Nor is it beyond the sea , that you should say, ’Who will go over
the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart,
that you may do it.” Deuteronomy 30:11-14
What a call!
What a privilege.
I can’t wait to see what God has in his curriculum for us today.

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