Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Work in progress

In my reading through the One Year Bible

I have come to the Book of Ezra where the Jews returned

to Jerusalem to rebuild the ruined temple.

I found this old painting from the Illustrated Bible

I find quite a bit of similarity between the workmen of centuries past and our men-manual labour, using rudimentary instruments.

Like the Jews faced a lot of opposition

and spiritual oppression from their enemies

we also face that on a daily basis.

But as the Lord granted the nation of Israel success,

He will help us finish our task.

A lot of vegetation has to be cleared.

Huge trees with tangled up roots.

We can 't cut the trees but the roots have to be

curtailed otherwise they will break through the new wall

and weaken it.

Sheeba on an inspection round.

The wall behind this man is very old and weak.

The lower part was built by the British.

Namrita and her sons boarded the train this morning.

I called her on her cell phone at 9pm

and she said everything was fine

and the boys were abed in their berths.

They are comfortable in their air conditioned

coach.I am not calling her too much as

she has to pay to receive the call.

She told me that the train is

running on time which is good news.

This is a 100 year old photo of Namrita

flanked by Mom and Pop

and me at the back.

I fixed these ancient photos in these vintage hand carved

photo frames from Kashmir.

Namrita (on top) with Mum and Dad.

(L-R) Namrita, Nam and I the day after her wedding,

I had a Bohemian style of dressing then.

again Nam and I.

The whole day I was very busy and its late night.

The train arrives at 9.30 am.

(In the past two days temperature has dipped

down to the 60s and 50s.

Quite cold for us.)

Have a good day friends.

9 Fertilize my soul:

David said...

i am glad to see the wall work - and your beautiful family ( 100 years ago? you are ageless!)

David C Brown said...

I love the building in Nehemiah - see:

Chapter 4: 6: "for the people had a mind to work". Grand!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
I wish you a Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year working in our Lord's garden.
From Felisol

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

There are still a lot of things to be done for the rebuilding of your church. I like the comparison you made about Nehemiah building the walls of Jerusalem and your church now rebuilding the old structure. That there are problems and hindrances along the way are expected because the enemy does not like what your church is doing. But God will sustain you in your noble endeavors. Merry Christmas to you all. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Amrita,
great work I love the old brown photo's too, merry christmas wishes, from a SNOW-WHITE Holland

Greetings from JoAnn

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Say "Hi" to Namrita from me and tell her I say, "Your sister Amrita is the BEST and SWEETEST gal on the whole Internet!!!"

Please tell Mother Hazel "Merry Christmas" from me, too!

Merry Christmas!!!

Donetta said...

Urgent Prayer For Eddie (Love Bug)
I am typing this for Denise of Shortybears Place she is on the phone with me now

Eddie has had a stroke and is in hospital under observation. They were unable to get the stroke medication in time. So far they have done a CAT scan and a MRI and other test are being awaiting . His leg is effected. He is able to speak. This is written at 9:30 p.m. TN time

He is in Memorial Hospital Chattanooga TN. She is alone so if any friends are able please consider coming to her side. He is being moved to room momentarily.

This is written by Donetta of A Life Uncommon and she can be reached through me.

madison said...

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful visit!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita:)

Lovely photos and I am glad to see volunteers building Church wall. I agree the roots have to be prevented from growing otherwise the wall will crack. This happened to our compound wall because the roots of the neighbors tree grew under the foundation of the wall and now there is a big crack.