It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Chapter 3, Page 6, Book 12



Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, he calms the sailor. And sometimes he makes us swim. 

Author Unknown 

TERRIFIC 2's Tuesday/ Water and food


Water 

Water is essential for daily life.  We drink it when we are thirsty and need refreshing and we wash ourselves with it when we are dirty.  But it can also be dangerous.  Water that is contaminated is not safe to drink and flood waters and tidal waves can damage and kill

Although water symbolizes truth,  Negatively it pictures the opposite of truth - falsity. So we can see the story of Noah 

as being about what happens spiritually when falsity gains such a hold that it acts like a flood destroying nearly all in its 

path



FOOD

With very specific instructions, God told Noah to build an ark for him and his ... with every kind of foodto be stored for the animals and his family while on the ark.  Yikes that is a lot of food!


Our food and the meals we prepare are important, but I also think we share more than food when we gather together.  My mom and dad were great story tellers, especially over a cup of coffee after dinner.   Talking about what happened in the 
earlier days of their lives was an asset to me and my siblings.  We would have not known first hand about the affects that the great depression or wars had on not only people but our country as a whole.


Sharing pieces and parts of Noah's story is like that for me.  Stories say so much and keep us connected.

Remembering that the essential things in our life, such as water and food, are truly a blessing to us, should make us all very grateful for them. Sharing our stories is just as essential to our lives as eating and drinking.



That is my two for this TERRIFIC Tuesday: Essentials and sharing

'On Ya'-ma 

4 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Storytelling was a pastime in my family on the weekend with friends. It is one of the reasons I blog. LOVED that quote at the beginning of your post. Especially the part about us sometimes having to swim. So true. Take care.

jack69 said...

At our age, you can conjure up some great memories. Stories of the Depression should be instilled in EVERY AMERICAN'S MIND. Our parents had it Rough with a capitol R.
Love the entry and I have meant to say earlier, I really love the quote in the header!!!

JeanJournal said...

WISHING YOU A GREAT TUESDAY! Sunshine & in 60's ~ Reading your blog is a blessing! every day. Everything is blooming when I look out at my little acre and the neighbors homes and yards...just feeling cozy and sweetly content today! ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun

Barb said...

Ah yes, storytelling. I was the storyteller in our family. Your post brought back so many wonderful memories. I too loved the quote at the beginning of your post. That quote is worth memorizing.