1 – Open Google Maps (maps.google.com–>Get directions)
2 – Type China as your starting point
3 – Type Taiwan as your destination.
4 – Read step 48
5 – When you stop laughing, type this in your profile so others can laugh too.
I’m sure by the time that you read this, it would’ve caught your eye elsewhere somewhere… I was amused to see this on my friend Anton Reyes’ facebook earlier today. But then the thought came. Unless the concoctor of this gag was themselves an employee of Google maps, this person must have had a LOT of time on their hands to make this discovery.
I was reading through todays devotional from the Love Singapore 40 Days Prayer Guide (I’m actually a day ahead, coz I read the 15th which is today), and this was the reading:
31 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” 33 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
Two very short parable images are given here, one of a mustard seed which in and of itself is super small (the size of a pinhead the prayer guide says), and leaven or yeast. Yeast is taken from dough that is fermented from the previous day and combines it with that which is fresh, and in effect the whole batch of flour will be leavened. The mustard seed is seemingly insignificant, but put in the right environment, it can grow to be a mini-birdpark for birds to nest in.
When I think about the effect of my life in the scope of history, I would hate to think that the reason the LORD created me was for anything less than what he intended. Some of us would settle for visibility as a form of destiny – meaning to say that just to “be seen” would be enough. But Jesus in these parables lines up a couple of clues to our purpose being so much more than that:
Insignificance in significance – the seemingly insignificant mustard seed found it’s significance by a) getting in the right environment to grow, and b) housing others.
Infection by affection – the seemingly dated leaven affected the entire lump of fresh flour, causing it to rise into it’s purpose. What may be deemed as irrelevant as the principles of Scripture are, in fact once applied into the dough of the world, causes it’s people to rise into their purpose!
Song of the day: Vashawn Mitchell – Nobody Greater