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Sunday, July 17, 2005

My mother is a super woman

The speaker of my Sunday Worship Service is a young theological student. It's always refreshing to listen to the young ones. Hezekiah (yes, his name) told many stories, from the caterpillar to butterfly, from his grandfather to his mother.

My mother is a superwoman, he said.

She flies to Sibu, Kuching, Miri, Peninsular Malaysia frequently doing business. But, when there is a political meeting and a church meeting, she would go to the church meeting first, he stressed.

This is a superwoman. First thing first. (Oop ... is this copyright of Stephen Covey?)

You probably have heard of the story of a jar, a cup of sand, a cup of pebbles and some big stones. If not, here it is.

A lecturer asked his class to fill the cup of sand, a cup of pebbles and some stones into a jar. A cup of sand, a cup of pebbles would fill up more than half of the jar, how could the stones go in? Simple math tells you that it's not possible. But if you put in the stones first, then the pebbles, then the sand. It fills up the jar perfectly. The sand will fill up the spaces betwen the stones and pebbles.

The lecturer told the class that the jar is your life. If you are smart enough, you will take care of the big and important things (the stones) in your life first, then you can squeeze the smaller things. You will be surprised that how much more you can do!

Hezekiah's mother is a superwoman because she gets her priorities right. Jesus' way of telling us the jar's story is - Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 NKIV).

2 comment(s):

I like the story. Oh! yes I begin to think I omitted to put in the sand to fill up the gap. What's still missing in our life? Let us say "stop" in our busy life before it say "stop" to us.

By Anonymous st, at 11:31 pm  

"Stop" in our busy life before it say "stop" to us..I only stop in my busy life when I i sleep..

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:19 am  

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