Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fly flying without Wings (Do not read this!)

That evening was the day of battle between two kingdoms. The battle was very unique and extraordinary one, human (my mother) vs. Insect (a fly). My mother was happily cooking for a dinner for us and she fried my favorite ikan masin (salted fish). The smell is much stronger than what Nirvana' lead singer, Kurt Cobain said when he sing 'smell like teen spirit', it is much more like what The Rock, Dwayne Johnson said, 'Do you smell what The Rock is cooking???'

I thought that just the whole family agreed about it, but I was wrong! A fly came for a 'visit' and without asking on 'his' opinion, he seems to agree and somehow I can interpret what 'he' was trying to say... 'Bzzzzzzz... Bzzzzz...' ('I agree, the smell is good!')

  Maybe my mother was wrongly interpreted what that fly is trying to say, she don't want external opinion on what she cooked. So what she does was, hunting the fly down and wishing that somehow her swings can hit the fly and declare 'him' dead. As to my calculation, the ratio for her to hit the fly is 1:100, which for an average of 100 hits- she only can hit one. As I'm gifted to interpret strange language (in this case, a fly), my mother which I don't know where it came from, was gifted to 'communicate' with insects. She would say to the fly, "Go away! You stupid fly! Go away!” I saw she did the same thing to dogs before and believe me, dogs understood what she said. But this fly must be deaf or stubborn, which lead 'him' to 'his' own doom's day... Finally, 'he' is dead with no blood, no swings, no sweats... I used, Shieldtox Attack!
When I asked question to Heaven; why Jesus need to be born as a child? The gospel said, He was born in a manger. What? A manger? The manger is not a comfortable place to deliver a baby. What we sees now in most paintings, crafts or drama plays are not accurately presented. He was born in what we called today, a barn, it is supposed to be for livestock, a cave probably, where animals take shelter in bad weather. It is a cold, dark, noisy and uncomfortable area.

If the Bible wants to proclaim that Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God- this is not a good idea. In fact the Bible has many more 'bad' ideas then what seems to be irrelevant for us today. He was born in a manger, live with the poor, curses by the religious leaders and people from His own hometown, and the worst 'idea' of all is this, He died on the cross in the most brutal way at that time, the crucifixion.

"Why Jesus have to come as a human being?" The Scripture said, "God is love" (1 John 4:8). To communicate with us, a finite being about God infinite love is like we trying to communicate with a fly and said to 'him', "I love you”. That’s a bad idea to show love! The only way for my mother to communicate with the fly is either she became a fly or the fly became a man.

'This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.' (1 John 4:10)

When Jesus said He loves us, He really loves us… If He came as what He really is, none of us can understand what He said. We are like a fly and wondering what is my mother talking about. He loves us, He says it to us and He shows us. Steven J. Lawson wrote, “He took the initiative and loved us in spite of ourselves. If God had waited to love us in response to our love for Him, He would never have loved us. He simply chose to love us as a free exercise of His sovereign will, praise His name."

Further more, Jesus was raised from the death, and He's very much alive today! So when you see a fly or a group of flies flying around your room, class or office, just remember this: there's no other god like God in the Bible, He walks the talk and He is a LIVING God! Best Blogger Tips

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