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Summary: Can we tell time? Can we recognize seasons? Can we tell when the winds of change are blowing? Our time is finite! When life knocks you down, get up with passion.

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WHEN? DO WE KNOW THE TIMES AND SEASONS?...

WE CAN'T QUIT...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately,

saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of

the end of the world?

We had a beautiful cuckoo clock that my older brother sent us from Germany.

It hung on the wall and announced the hours by making sounds of a cuckoo's call

to tell what time it was...

ONCE THE HANDS ON THE CLOCK GOT MESSED UP--- THE CUCKOO LIED TO US,

until we learned how to pop the hand off and place it back where it should have been.

We would stop and count as CUCKOO would sing. One day the cuckoo bird sang

until it was horse... It sang 32 times: I SAID: LINDA IT IS 32, IT IS LATER THAN IT

HAS EVER BEEN BEFORE...

I HAVE MANY PEOPLE I GREATLY RESPECT...

ONE OF THOSE MEN I RESPECT FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IS:

MAHATMA GANDHI...

Several stories have made an impression in my heart.

I read once that Mahatma Gandhi attended a church in Northern Africa.

Gandhi had read about Jesus' teachings and he loved the words of Christ, especially involving

the philosophy of peaceful nonviolent resistance. He had studied the teaching of "TURNING

THE OTHER CHEEK."

So Gandhi had the opportunity of attending a Christian Church while on a visit to Africa.

Some of the white people saw Gandhi enter the church and assumed he was black. Several

asked him "TO LEAVE AND NEVER COME BACK!"

Wow, how mean and anti-Christian can you be? I understand Gandhi never returned

to a church again.

I read once, Gandhi was traveling and the train was pulling out of the station as he boarded.

As he was running along side the train his sandal fell off. So he bent down and quickly pulled

off his other sandal and threw in down beside the train. Someone asked him: WHY DID YOU

DO THAT? Gandhi said: SOME POOR PERSON WILL FIND THE SANDAL THE I LOST, SO

I WANT THEM TO HAVE THE PAIR.

Gandhi was an important leader in a difficult time in India. He was loved by his people and

by those around the world. A POOR MOTHER approached Gandhi --- HER SON WAS IN

VERY POOR HEALTH AND WAS OVERWEIGHT. This mother walked all day with her son

to seek Gandhi's help. Gandhi enquired: HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

With tears running down her face she said: MR. GANDHI, MY SON IS ADDICTED TO

SUGAR AND IT IS KILLING HIM. COULD YOU PLEASE ASK MY SON TO STOP EATING

SUGAR IN EXCESS? HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU!

Gandhi looked at the mother and asked her: COME BACK IN A WEEK? So one week later

the Mother brought her son to Gandhi to speak with her son about his addiction to sugar.

The Mother asked Gandhi: WHY COULD YOU NOT SPEAK TO MY SON LAST WEEK?

Gandhi replied: UP TO LAST WEEK I, TOO, ATE TOO MUCH SUGAR. NOW I CAN

SPEAK WITH HIM.

A GOOD LEARNER MUST LEARN TO ASK QUESTIONS.

WE ARE TOLD THERE ARE SEVERAL QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWER IN AN

ACCURATE REPORT?

WHO?

WHAT?

WHEN?

WHERE?

WHY?

APPEARS THYE DISCIPLES KNEW THE WHO? AND THE WHAT?

THEY WERE CONCERNED WITH THE WHEN?

Mark 13:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James

and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall

be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign

will there be when these things shall come to pass?

Jesus knew all about time? Jesus had spent eternity in a place that time has little meaning.

Jesus' friends asked him a difficult question: WHEN?

Jesus never knew the answer when? Because ONLY HIS FATHER KNOWS THE DAY...

Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my

Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving

in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

TIME: A tool that measures as seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years...

The measure of a period of action or process, a point where something occurs, moment,

SEASON: A period of time usually of a longer duration...

IN GOD'S MERCY HE GAVE MAN THE GIFT OF TIME... HOW TERRIBLE IF THERE WERE

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