The story of a bamboo tree

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Bamboo TreeGot this email from a friend of mine:
Don’t give up….

One day I decided to quit…
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality… I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I asked, “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”

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NZ pilots’s prayer answered in emergency landing

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I found it on New York’s Times Website (nytimes.com). Worth a read :)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It seemed like an almost literal answer to their prayers. When two New Zealand pilots ran out of fuel in a microlight airplane they offered prayers and were able to make an emergency landing in a field — coming to rest right next to a sign reading, ”Jesus is Lord.”

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Being a good leader, and a good follower

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Leader and FollowerBeing a good leader, and a good follower (Insight by D. A. Carson)
Quote by D. A. Carson (For the Love of God, vol. 1, September 29, emphasis
mine):

“Even the finest of our Christian leaders commonly display faults that their closest peers and friends can spot (whether or not the leaders themselves can see them!) This should not surprise us. In this fallen world, it is the way things are, the way things were when the Bible was written.

We should therefore not be disillusioned when leaders prove flawed. We should support them wherever we can, seek to correct the faults where possible, and leave the rest to God-all the while recognizing the terrible potential for failures and faults in our own lives.”

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