Last night was Sunday night in New Zealand and I suddenly remembered that when I became a Christian as a child, the message I responded to was presented using the Wordless Book with coloured pages that represent the gospel message. As far as I know this was the first time that colour had a big impact on my life and my first experience of what I call colour language.
When we severed our ties with the fatherland, we became not only strangers among strangers, but we were cut of from our own nation and became strangers to our own people. Our pulse no longer throbs in the rhythm with the hearts of our kindred. We have become strangers;strangers to those we left and strangers to those we came to….Let me repeat:We have become outsiders to the people we left, and we have become outsiders among the people to whom we came.
Biblical Criticism Inside Versus Outside the Church
A mother snake gave live birth to seven baby snakes. As soon as they exited her belly she ate them one by one. Daddy snake lay near by and upon seeing what she did asked her. “Why did you do that don’t you know you destroyed our future?” “Now we are finished.” She smugly replied, “I must be true to the historical critical method.”
When I was six years old, I accepted Christ into my life for the first time. At the time, I didn’t really know what I had just signed up for, but I liked the idea of having a forever friend, so it sounded like a pretty good deal. I grew up with Jesus, telling him my secrets, my fears, my accomplishments, you name it. Jesus was my best friend for years, even when I thought I had no one else.