The two Angels beckoned unto the Disciples while looking up on the mountain where Jesus ascended before their eyes. "Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
This is just a tip of the iceberg. I hope what The Apostle Peter and Paul said of his imminent return gives another insights of his earthly returns.Brethren Christ comes.Keep looking up for the trumpet is at hand.Be at alert.

Jesus Ascension

Jesus Ascension
He is coming Again.Be prepared.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

From my literature studies part 1

I have two didatic poems to share with you and the theme of these poems is the bone of the issue i am writing on .The kind of  image i am creating on your mind today as you this blog is not to be limited in the poem but biblical focusing.The fictional materials presented are not mine.I found them while studying literature.I have soft spot for them.They are didatic because they teach moral values.The poem reveal the mood and thinkings of the poet on Man and his life.
The first poem is Solomonic.I mean it  took its root from King Solomon.It carried along  the philosophy of the Preacher theory-the Ecclesiastical principle.The principle of vanity.
The first poem is all about Man in his today and tomorrow, but is silent on the future,i mean eternity.
                                                       What is Man

Today, man lives in pleasure,wealth and pride;
Tomorrow pooror life itself denied:
Today, he lays plans for many years to come;
Tomorrow,sinks into the silent tomb:
Tomorrow his food is dressed in dainty forms;
Tomorrow, he himself a feast worms:
Today, he enjoys the halls built to his taste;
Tomorrow, in his coffin he's confined:
Today he has a delusive dream of heaven;
Tomorrow, cries too late to be forgiven:
Today, he lives in hopes as light as air;
Tomorrow, he dies in anguish and despair
After all these ,what is life?

                                                           Man! an imperfect creature
Know by thyself,presume not God to scan,
The proper study of mankind is man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise and rudely great,
With too much knowledge for the sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the stoic's pride,
He hangs between;in doubt to act,or rest;
Born but to die,and reasoning but to err;
Alike in ignorance,his reason such,
Whether he thinks too little or too much:
Chaos of though and passion, all confused;
Still by himself abused or disabused;
Created half to rise and half to fall;
Great lord of all things,yet a prey to all;
Sole judge of truth,in endless error hurled:
The glory jest, and riddle of the world!

Here man is portrayed in both the two poems as carrier of life.The poem is a close scrutiny of mankind.


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