Photo: iStock À l’approche d’un ouragan, le bureau où je travaille allait fermer temporairement. Nous avons reçu pour consigne de ranger soigneusement les papiers importants et tout article irremplaçable. Comme je suis habitué à faire des copies de sauvegarde de mon travail, ce départ précipité ne changeait rien pour moi
Photo: iStock Dernièrement, un agent du service secret nous a parlé du problème de la fausse monnaie. Pour pouvoir reconnaître les faux billets, il faut une longue formation
Photo: iStock Voilà une déclaration aussi mystérieuse que prophétique. Qui est Babylone et comment est-elle tombée ? Le nom « Babylone » vient du nom d’une cité antique, Bab-ilu (Babel). Babel et sa célèbre tour furent construites par certains des descendants de Noé qui mettaient en doute la promesse de Dieu de ne jamais plus détruire la terre par les eaux d’un déluge. Alors, pour mettre toutes les chances de leur côté, ils commencèrent la construction du premier gratte-ciel du monde.
Photo: Christopher Bruno If you aren’t a Christian, you may have asked yourself, “Why should I be a Christian?” You may wonder what it is about Christianity that causes so many people to “join up.” One benefit that Miguel Valdivia sees is that: Christians Are Friends With God The world is a marketplace, not only of consumer goods and living standards, but also of ideas. Ideologies drive wars and economies. They impact history and help shape our individual lives.
Photo: iStock I was startled in my hotel room by an unusual noise that I didn’t recognize and so I crept to the window to take a peek. Looking out of my third story window, I noticed that the flag pole was flexing like a reed in a storm, and the flag was flapping violently. I got dressed and made my way down to the hotel lobby where I met the manager helplessly watching through the front window. The park bench in the breezeway toppled over, and the potted shrubs that lined the front of the entrance skittered here and there across the parking lot. This wind was stronger than anything that I had ever encountered, and I learned later that sudden gusts of 80 mph had been tabulated in many areas that evening. I never saw the wind that night, but I witnessed its effects as I watched the tangible evidence that it was rushing through. Later, as I reflected on that blustery experience, I was reminded of an analogy that Jesus brought to a Pharisee named Nicodemus. This man was a genuine seeker of truth, but was having difficulty in wrapping his thoughts around heavenly things. He sought Christ in the darkness of night, and as he struggled to understand, Jesus explained the experience that one has when the Holy Spirit is at work in their life. The Wind and the Spirit “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases.