…Joseph, Masai Warrior…

One of the least likely men to attend the Itinerant Evangelists’ Conference in Amsterdam sponsored by the Billy Graham Association was a Masai Warrior named Joseph. But his story won him a hearing with Dr. Graham himself. The story is told by Michael Card.

One day Joseph, who was walking along one of these hot, dirty African roads, met someone who shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with him. Then and there he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. The power of the Spirit began transforming his life; he was filled with such excitement and joy that the first thing he wanted to do was return to his own village and share that same Good News with the members of his local tribe.

 

Joseph began going from door-to-door, telling everyone he met about the Cross [suffering!] of Jesus and the salvation it offered, expecting to see their faces light up the way his had. To his amazement the villagers not only didn’t care, they became violent. The men of the village seized him and held him to the ground while the women beat him with strands of barbed wire. He was dragged from the village and left to die alone in the bush.

 

Joseph somehow managed to crawl to a water hole, and there, after days of passing in and out of consciousness, found the strength to get up. He wondered about the hostile reception he had received from people he had known all his life. He decided he must have left something out or told the story of Jesus incorrectly. After rehearsing the message he had first heard, he decided to go back and share his faith once more.

 

Joseph limped into the circle of huts and began to proclaim Jesus. “He died for you, so that you might find forgiveness and come to know the living God” he pleaded. Again he was grabbed by the men of the village and held while the women beat him reopening wounds that had just begun to heal. Once more they dragged him unconscious from the village and left him to die.

 

To have survived the first beating was truly remarkable. To live through the second was a miracle. Again, days later, Joseph awoke in the wilderness, bruised, scarred—and determined to go back.

 

He returned to the small village and this time, they attacked him before he had a chance to open his mouth. As they flogged him for the third and probably the last time, he again spoke to them of Jesus Christ, the Lord. Before he passed out, the last thing he saw was that the women who were beating him began to weep.

 

This time he awoke in his own bed. The ones who had so severely beaten him were now trying to save his life and nurse him back to health. The entire village had come to Christ.

This is one vivid example of what Paul meant when he said, “I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body.”

sumber:http://ericdurso.com

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…do you love ME?…

once…

YOU :”Rine…”

Me    :”Yes…!”

YOU :”Apakah engkau mengasihi Aku?”

Me    :”Yup…!”

YOU :””Gembalakanlah domba-domba-Ku.”

twice

YOU :”Rine, apakah engkau mengasihi Aku?”

Me    :” Iya, Tuhan…”

YOU :””Gembalakanlah domba-domba-Ku.”

three times…

YOU :”Rine, apakah engkau mengasihi Aku?”

Me     :”Bukankah Engkau tahu aku mengasihiMU, Tuhan?”

YOU :””Gembalakanlah domba-domba-Ku.”

 Sampai tiga kali Engkau menanyakan hal sama kepadaku. Tampaknya Engkau meragukan kasihku padaMU? Hmm, tapi seharusnya Engkau tahu donk, aku mengasihiMU? Engkau kan maha tahu? Engkau juga tahu apa yang kulakukan selama ini, menyenangkanMU bukan? Hmm, wait wait…“Gembalakanlah domba-dombaKU?” Hmm? “Gembalakanlah domba-dombaKU”…God, apa-apaan sih? Aku kan mengasihiMU? Engkau kan bisa lihat dari bagaimana aku mencari wajahMU, menyanyikan puji-pujian buatMU, melayaniMU di ibadah dengan talenta musik/suaraku? See? “Gembalakanlah domba-dombaKU”… Hadeuh God, tidak usah lah terlalu berat, masak menggembalakan domba-dombaMU? 😀 Becanda kali? Itukan pekerjaan hamba-hamba Tuhan 😀 “Gembalakanlah domba-dombaku”…. God! aku tidak terlalu banyak waktu luang untuk menggembalakan domba-dombaMU. Engkau kan tahu waktuku sudah banyak tersitu untuk PD, PD semalaman, persekutuan, latihan musik, latihan WL, dll di gereja. Tenang, aku mengasihiMU kok 😀 “Gembalakanlah domba-dombaKU”… God, haruskah? “Rine, apakah engkah mengasihi AKU?” Iya Tuhan … “Gembalakanlah domba-dombaKU” Tuhan, haruskah? Tapi baiklah. Hikz..Tapi aku tidak tahu caranya “Lihat saja bagaimana AKU melakukannya, ikutlah teladanku sebagai Gembala yang baik. Tenang, AKU akan mengajarimu dengan RohKU.” Engkau janji? “Kapan aku berdusta?” He he he… “AKU juga sangat mengasihimu sebesar ini :D”

 

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…tercabut?…

Kamera baru, hobby baru, jepret sana, jepret sini. 😀 Termasuk salah satunya ini,

 Hei, aku diingatkan olehNYA…….

YOU :” Lihat colokan itu?”

Me    :”Iya, kenapa kah?”

YOU :” Coba dicabut”

Me    :”Arusnya putus donk, God”

YOU :”Trus?”

Me    :”Semua elektronik yang tersambung ke sini bisa mati, God”

YOU :”I see… Jangan tercabut dariKU, yah 🙂 ”

Me    : *blushing

…wow, keren!..

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Coba lihat foto dibawah ini…

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Sekarang lihat foto yang diambil di tempat yang sama, satu minggu lalu…

Yap. Pemerintah prefektur Ibaraki bersama rekanan bisnisnya, perusahaan Nippon Expressway, hanya butuh waktu 1 minggu untuk membetulkan jalan tol yang rusak parah akibat gempa tersebut.

Pembetulan jalan dimulai pada tanggal 17 Maret dengan melibatkan lebih dari 2000 pekerja yang bekerja non-stop siang dan malam. Pada tanggal 23 Maret, jalan tol kembali dibuka dan dilewati mobil seperti tidak terjadi apa-apa.

sumber: http://www.jepang.net/