The Right Motivation

pathsteepThere was once two warring tribes. One tribe lived high up in the mountains, knowing every rock, tree, path and plant. The other tribe lived in a valley beneath the shadow of the mountain. They knew their valley perfectly, but had no knowledge of the mountain except about the people who lived above.

One day, the Highlanders (as they were called) ambushed the Lowlanders. A great battle ensued and many lives were lost and one baby boy was kidnapped by the Highlanders. The Lowlanders, being a very strong-knit people, sent out their best warriors and fighters to recapture the baby.

The warriors had the best intentions and worked as hard as they could, but after days of trying to scale the mountain, work their way through the maze of paths and trees to find the Highlanders village, they found themselves only a couple hundred feet up from where they had started. The mission was impossible.

Right when they decided to start heading back, they saw someone walking down the mountain. It was a woman . . . the mother of the kidnapped baby. They caught up to the woman and notice the missing baby wrapped in her arms. The warriors were astonished. How did she scale the mighty mountain?

One man stopped the woman and asked, “how did you scale the mountain when we, the strongest men in the tribe, could not?”

The woman looked down at her baby and said, “he isn’t your baby.”

Time – Our Master?

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Everyday, and no one can deny it, we are caught in time. Sometimes we fight this “master”, we always lose. With something so inescapable and powerful as time, sometimes it becomes our god of sorts.

Why is time so “powerful and controlling”?

Basically, time can do what it does because we can not escape it. This is all rather sobering but there is good news about time.

There are three periods of time:

Before (I know, ‘before’ is a time-related word) it was created

After it was created – present

When it will be taken away

When time first started ticking away, it came right from the hand of God. However, before the time was created God exists. And, even now, God exists outside of time. If He were to exist in time like we humans He could not be eternally because He would have had to come into existence when time did, and not be the Creator of time itself.

In the end, when the entire world is taken care of, we will live eternally, on earth and in heaven. I truly believe this means that time will not have the effect it has on us now. Then again, there are two different groups of Christians in the end (when earth is restored to the pre-fall state and there is no more death or sin) so let me explain a little deeper.

Christians Who are in Heaven

These Christians, I believe, will stop living in time and start living outside of it (notice how I used the words stop and start, I do not want to give the impression that we will exist outside of time in eternity past, like God).

Christians Who are on Earth

I believe these Christians will still live in time but time will no have any, or, at least, a small, effect on your body. I mean, if we aged in the end, would we just keep aging for eternity and never die? That would be quite a bummer.

No, I believe we will still live in time but I don’t think it will have any effect on us, so, I guess you could say it isn’t really time anymore.

Think of this when time has got you down: God exists outside of time and created it for us, He has total control over it and He has given us the opportunity to conquer it with His help.

The Vegetarian Dinosaurs

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Were all dinosaurs vegetarians?

When people think  of dinosaurs they will, most likely, first think of the T. Rex or the speedy Velociraptor. So, in short, they think of the ferocious carnivores! Or, at least they believe they are carnivores.

Have you ever seen the skull of a fruit bat? Let me tell you, it isn’t all molars and buck teeth for breaking into fruit. No, instead his mouth is full of canine teeth! And the fruit bat’s main diet is fruit. The point is, animals can have vicious looking teeth without being meat-eaters.

Now, before the fall we know that there was no death because death is the result of sin. Since there was no sin before the fall we also know that there is no death thus there is no eating of animals or humans. So, in the beginning, before the fall, all animals, including dinosaurs, ate plants and fruits.

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