Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
I want to comment on this image, it is the Rosette Nebula from a different perspective or color theme. Here are three more Rosette that you may often see, and it is a beautiful name. But as always indicated, great temptation and trial sometimes come in a very sweet beginning but ends with harshness and pain. But I don’t want you to have a wrong impression about this Nebula since it is an ongoing changing picture since the light travels millions of miles to reach us, what we see now is way different from what it actually is, it is an “old” image.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3
The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
I appreciate we have the ability to do wild imaginations, while Greens’ brothers wanted to build a “flying machine” that could take people fly like a bird, Ford wanted to build a machine moving on wheels instead of horses (the word county means the distance a horse can run without stop), Elon Musk dreams about moving to another planet as a meaning to save Earth. Throughout history, those with wild imaginations dream, initiate, failures and make new stuff that have benefited human mind.
So, please allow me, to have a wild imagination, not on technology, but on humankind.
Science has not 100% figured out what caused SARS-COV-2, many speculations and scientific progress are under the way, but no confirmation about the source due to many reasons.
Let me think in a different perspective: when we arrive at the gate of heaven, the doorkeeper asked:”what did you do during COVID? Wasn’t it a golden time that He created an opportunity for mankind globally working together to fight off the virus? Instead, unprecedented, the science community, the religious groups, the governments had made even deeper disagreement and gap between each other? Instead of working together, what did you do, my followers, to cause more disruptions than peace? More damages than healing? More doubts than belief? Leaders of governments & faith groups, are you doing your portion to better it or worsen it?” 🧐🤔
It deserves everyone to ponder? Are we, individually, make the world a tiny little bit better and peaceful place, for our children, our children’s children, or causes more chaos, disruptions, hate, and distrust?
“Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7:20-23
Why are these verses particularly speaking to those who claim to be followers/leaders of Christ and perform many miracles? One reason is because what they say and do would have much more impact on the general people. This is why I strongly suggest leaders, please say anything with caution and affirmation. Because:
“Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom (你们中间谁是有智慧、有见识的呢？他就当在智慧的温柔上显出他的善行来。) But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere (惟独从上头来的智慧，先是清洁，后是和平，温良柔顺，满有怜悯，多结善果，没有偏见，没有假冒。) Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. “James 3:5-18
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
“To the limits of our knowledge as humans, we’ve analysed and tested just about everything we could. You put the greatest minds on it, you have a plan, and then you’ve just got to have faith and believe it’s going to work.”
Engineer Michael Kaplan, who kicked off the planning of the James Webb Space Telescope in the 1990s, gives insight into how the wildly ambitious project came to be — and what comes next. (The Times of Israel | 19 min read)