vineri, aprilie 04, 2008

Lauda omului

Din punctul de vedere-al copacilor,
soarele-i o dunga de caldura,
oamenii - o emotie coplesitoare...
Ei sunt niste fructe plimbatoare
ale unui pom cu mult mai mare!

Din punctul de vedere-al pietrelor,
soarele-i o piatra cazatoare,
oamenii-s o lina apasare...
Sunt miscare-adaugata la miscare,
si lumina ce-o zaresti, din soare!

Din punctul de vedere-al aerului,
soarele-i un aer plin de pasari,
aripa in aripa zbatand.
Oamenii sunt pasari nemaiintalnite,
cu aripile crescute inlauntru,
care bat, plutind, planand,
intr-un aer mai curat - care e gandul !

Nichita Stanescu

You put this love in my heart - by Keith Green

I found it hard to believe
Someone like You cared for me
You put this love in my heart

I tried but could not refuse
You gave me no time to choose
You put this love in my heart

I want to know where the bad feelings go
When I'm depressed and I get down so low
And then I see You coming to me and it's alright

I want to tell You right now
I'm not afraid to say how
You put this love in my heart

There are sometimes when I doubt
But You always find me out

You put this love in my heart

Cause when I see all that You've done for me
It's hard to doubt, I just have to believe
Cause You followed and proved it all of Your life

Well I know
the loneliness I had before
Is gone now
I'll never feel it anymore

Cause Your love has released me
From all that's in my past

And I know I can believe You
When You say I'll never be forsaken
Your love is gonna last

There's so much more I should say
If I could just find a way
You put this love in my heart

Is all this real or a dream
I feel so good I could scream
You put this love in my heart

I want to know where the bad feelings go
When I'm depressed and I get down so low
And then I see You coming to me and it's alright

You put this love in my heart
You put this love in my heart
You put this love in my heart

Keith Green You Put This Love In My Heart lyrics

Inima desenata de Dumnezeu Insusi

HEART IN VOH, New Caledonia, France.

A mangrove swamp is an amphibious tree formation common to muddy tropical coastlines with fluctuating tides. It consists of various halophytes (plants that can develop in a saline environment) and a predominance of mangroves. These swamps are found on four continents, covering a total area of 65,000 square miles (170,000 km2), or nearly 25 percent of the world’s coastal areas.

This represents only half of the original range, because these fragile swamps have been continually reduced by the overexploitation of resources, agricultural and urban expansion, and pollution. The mangrove remains, however, as indispensable to sea fauna and to the equilibrium of the shoreline as it is to the local economy. N
ew Caledonia, a group of Pacific islands covering 7,000 square miles (18,575 km2), has 80 square miles (200 km2) of a fairly low (25 to 33 feet, or 8 to 10 m) but very dense mangrove swamp, primarily on the west coast of the largest island, Grande Terre.

What Jesus Did! - Faith

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Jesus said to those people that were with him, "I tell you the truth. This man has more faith than any person I have found, even in Israel.

Many people will come from the east and from the west. Those people will sit and eat with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. And those people (the Jews) that should have the kingdom will be thrown out.

They will be thrown outside into the darkness. In that place people will cry and grind their teeth {with pain}." Then Jesus said to the officer, "Go home. Your servant will be healed the way you believed he would." And at that same time his servant was healed.
- Matthew 8:10-13 (ERV)


The most amazing aspect of this story is not Jesus' power to heal, but the faith of the Centurion who opened the door for Jesus' amazing work to happen. I would love to bless the Lord with my faith and my concern for others, especially in trying times. We get a glimpse of heaven in this meeting between Jesus and a Gentile and this faith and a genuine concern for others.

Nationality, race, status, and position are all irrelevant. All that matters is Jesus and his love for us. We will get to see him bless all kinds of people in incomparable ways. I can hardly wait... But I will; I will wait so that I can show Jesus' concern for those broken whom only he can mend.


Holy God, my ever-near Father, please hear my prayer today. I pray that my faith in you, and my concern for others who need you, will open the door for you to do amazing things. Search my heart, use my hands, stir my hope, and use me to help others because I believe you can do amazing things through a common person like me when I believe in you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scriptures:

At that time, the Lord All-Powerful will give a feast for all the people on this mountain. At the feast, there will be the best foods and wines. The meat will be tender and good. But now, there is a veil covering all nations and people. This veil is called, "death." But death will be destroyed forever. And the Lord my Master will wipe away every tear from every face.

{In the past,} all of his people were sad. But God will take away that sadness from the earth. All of this will happen because the Lord said it would. At that time, people will say, "Here is our God! He is the One we have been waiting for. He has come to save us. We have been waiting for our Lord. So we will rejoice and be happy when the Lord saves us." - Isaiah 25:6-9

Then I looked, and there were many, many people. There were so many people that a person could not count them all. They were from every nation, tribe, race of people, and language of the earth. These people were standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Jesus). They all wore white robes and had palm branches in their hands. They shouted with a loud voice, "Victory belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

The elders and the four living things were there. All the angels were standing around them and the throne. The angels bowed down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God. They said, "Amen ! Praise, glory, wisdom, thanks, honor, power, and strength belong to our God forever and ever. Amen!" - Revelation 7:9-12

Peter said to them, "Change your hearts and lives and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ. Then God will forgive your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

This promise is for you. It is also for your children and for the people that are far away. It is for every person that the Lord our God calls to himself." - Acts 2:38-39