My family was blessed to go for a family vacation. We were delighted to live and stay at what was known as an UNESCO World Heritage site, the Gunung Mulu National Park. Yes, one would expect mosquitoes… I mean, it was after all, a rainforest (think Lim Chu Kang Forest, guys). Yet at the park, it was God’s eco-system that prevailed! We were told that there were mosquitoes, but the bats in the caves would come out and finish them off. Zara and the children were virtually unscathed! Praise God for His order and wisdom!

It was one morning, while the family was still resting, I made myself a cup of tea, and headed out of the room. Seated in a wooden chair, I gazed into the forest. The sun was beginning to rise as I sat there quietly, listening to the rustling of leaves, the calls of the early morning birds, and watched for movements in the forest.

Greeting in the Name of our Lord Jesus, in whom, we live, move and have our being!

When engaging a group of Athen philosophers on the reality of God, Paul used a communication style that was attuned to his audience’s mindset & culture, quoting quotes made by poets of their time. (Acts17:28-29) Isn’t this the same way Jesus talked to fishermen using their vocational language & metaphors, subsequently transforming them from men who fish to fishers of men! (Matt 4:19).

In Acts 17:28, Paul said, “ .. Yet He (God) is not far from each one of us, for “in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your own poets have said, “For we are indeed his offspring.”

This short excerpt gives us a prompt & challenge to evaluate the reality of God in our lives, defining what a walk with the Father should be like.

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