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Influence, Knowledge of God, Light According to Dan

OUR INFLUENCE

Sometimes we say: I am doing so little in my life; my life is of hardly any importance. But we forget that we are only one person ourself. So if we really help one other person we have already doubled ourself. Moreover: what will be the long-run result of our activities ? Once an old grandmother lost her child and taught her grandson reading by the only book she possessed, the Bible. She thought she had done nothing that was worthwhile in her life. But much later this boy became president of the U.S.A. and ablolished slavery, as he said because he remembered this book and his grandmothers teaching. His name was Abraham Lincoln!

KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

1. Maybe men want to know more about God than he needs for himself or his fellow-men. Maybe we have just as much knowledge as we needed. What God has hidden we should not struggle to know.

2. If I really love someone no one has to describe to me in detail how he or she really is. So why do we want a precise description of how God is like ?

LIGHT

If someone is sitting in a dark room and you suggest to turn the light on, you would be surprised if he answered: ‘No, I don’t believe in electricity’ or: ‘No, it is not dark’ or ‘why, what is the use of light’. You would doubt his mental health. But this is what many people used to do if you talk with them about Christ. Maybe it is because you only realize it was dark after the light was turned on. Christ could be considered as the electric point.

— Dr. Dick van Geet, Utrecht, Holland

Today the sun came out just as I was leaving the house to go to Pacifica and Daly City, CA. It was so interesting to see the different colors the ocean took on –  grey where the clouds were thick overhead, rich blue where no clouds were hiding the sun.  It’s that way with our soul perhaps?

It took 7 hours to run errands in preparation for my trip Tuesday to Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania. I did take time at noon to order a veggie and cheese sandwich at the local deli.  Then I took it to Starbucks for a cup of rooibos hot tea to go with my sandwich.

Tonight I sent out an e-newsletter to U.S. friends to let them know I’m leaving for Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania, next Tuesday.  And, now, it’s time to put Sparky (the dog) in his box for the night, let Rainbow (the cat) in, and put me in bed.  — Anne

The sky was ablaze over the Pacific this evening.

The sky was ablaze over the Pacific this evening.

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