The above photos were taken by Ashish and Megan in Tura , North East India. This is a jungle tree house used as an observation post and living quarters. This one is a tourist holiday lodge. The inside looks so comfy and adventurous. You can see Megan and Namrita enjoying the interior with the children exploring.
Now to a more sombre subject which is disturbing us this weekend.
As waves the Japan disaster news hits our television screens we grieve for the nation of Japan and watch helplessly as survivors struggle to extricate themselves from the debris and desolation around them.
Japan is the 3rd largest economic power (BBC) and one of the most technologically advanced country of the world. It has suffered such massive loss and damage. And now the explosion in the nuclear reactor. Tonight BBC is reporting 1700 dead. What would have happened if this calamity had taken place in an underdeveloped and backward country? Strange question you may say , but I can 't help thinking about it. Nature treats everyone the same. And the damage uncontrolled, Haiti is an example.
Last night while the news channels were beaming the horrifying news and visuals a BBC reporter solemnly announced that it was 9pm in Japan and people were out on the streets fearing aftershocks. My dear mother in her simple way heaved a great sigh of relief and said she was glad the people of Japan have torches (flashlights). And friends in the middle of all that disaster I couldn 't help but laugh. Mother lays great store by torches and flashlights in the dark - its a Mom thing.
But its good advice - to keep your torch ready, by your side.
And hold it up high.
Your torch of faith
and trust in God.
Let it shine all around you.
Let people see your light.
Keep your lamps trimmed and well oiled like the wise ladies in the PRARABLE OF jESUS
1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
I am a single , evangelical, born-again Christian woman, I was my mother 's care giver till she died on Jan 29,2012.I am serving the Lord in my church and community.The purpose of my blog is to share the trials and triumphs of life in India and encourage friends to pray for us.You can call it a cross cultural blog
8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
9Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
10Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.