Because his father was in poor health, to relieve the burden of his family, Xiangyang quit school of his own accord and went to learn the skills of cooking western dishes and of making pastries from his cousin. Two years later, he became an outstanding Western cuisine chef. Xiangyang went to Hangzhou to work in a hotel at the introduction of his classmate.
I once read a story, it’s about a frog in a well. One day, a bird landed on the edge of the well. The frog asked where the bird came from. The bird replied that it came from the sky, and after flying for a very long distance, it was looking for some water to drink. The frog burst into laughter: “Stop boasting! How could you have flown a long distance since the sky is no bigger than the mouth of the well?” The bird said: “No. The sky has no limit, it’s very vast!” But the frog insisted: “I’ve been living in the well, and I can see the sky once I look up. I can’t be mistaken.” The bird smiled and said: “I’m afraid you are really mistaken. Why not jump out of the well and take a look?”
It was six o’clock at dusk when I came out from a sister’s house, and the evening lights were already lit. The street was full of traffic and people. I mounted my electric scooter and joined them carefully. Owing to my near-sightedness, I felt a little difficult when I rode through the crowd. In addition, I had only moved here and was not familiar with this road at all.
In April, 2015, I had meetings in Overseas ChineseChurch. At first, I saw a lively scene in the church. The brothers and sisters took the initiative in holy communions, and what’s more, there were varieties of Christian fellowships in the church. The pastor seemed to be very pious and to have love for the brothers and sisters as well. For example, when someone fell ill, the pastor would lead his co-workers to for him or her; they would pay a visit to a believer who didn’t attend meetings.
said: “Then shall be likened to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
One summer evening, the weather being very sultry, people enjoying the cool occupied the benches of the park by ones and twos. Lisa strolled in the park alone, now raising her head and looking up at the sky, now bowing her head to think, with a face full of worry.
Question: What are the essential differences between the incarnate God and those people who are used by God?
The Bible Verses for Reference:
“I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear. he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire” (Mat 3:11).
Recently, I met an American missionary. He used to risk his life to transport the Bibles and other gospel books from his country to China. I am so glad to meet him and thank the people who work for the gospel to China.
Question: The Lord Jesus once talked about “the kingdom of heaven being at hand” and “the kingdom of heaven coming.” Then is the kingdom of heaven on earth or in heaven?