Ice Cream and Comic
I was watching white clouds slowly moving in the sky.
I thought I had not wondered why clouds floated in the sky when I was an elementary school boy or even when I was a science student in a university. It is a too natural matter. Clouds are floating in the sky. There is no mystery. Floating in the sky is what clouds should be.
I had never thought that H2O, a water molecule, was lighter than the air molecule consisting of oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) mostly. H2O has a weight of a certain multiple of 18, while the weight of O2 is that of 32 and the weight of N2 is that of 28. Water as gas is lighter than an oxygen and nitrogen gas. Accordingly water gas, namely vapor, floats higher than oxygen and nitrogen.
But when a water gas is condensed to liquid water, its density becomes larger than O2 or N2 gases. So, rain drops on the ground. A cloud consists of liquid and gas water. They are narrowly floating above oxygen and nitrogen.
Then I saw green leaves of trees. There were scores of trees with thousands or more young trees in a public park of May. Then I saw the ground with full of small particles of sands and earth. They are many. I thought there are 300 billion stars in a galaxy and there are 300 billion galaxies in the universe. So, in a total, more than 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10^23) stars in the universe. And as we can divide the sky to 180 degrees x 180 degrees, in a narrow window of 1 degree x 1 degree we can see 10^19 stars at night in theory. It is too many. But it is not 10^10000 or more.
This universe and the nature are well designed with a great number of elements and components with stable structure. But they were all created from one single explosion of vacuum energy 13.7 billion years ago. How can this initial energy develop to the universe and the nature we see today? It is a big wonder. It cannot be possible without a great designer. God designed it very well.
And God finally sent special spirit to a group of the primates who became mankind. Before sending special spirit to a certain type of living things, God set this universe and nature. What a great plan it was!
However a man is born and dies. And his spirit disappears from this universe and nature, though it works lively in it till his death. Whatever exists and happens between his birth and death must belong to God more than to him.
If you admit this theory, you will think that mankind has to live according to the will of God. But, there is almost no one in this world that lives 100% according to the will of God. Only one exception is Christ Jesus.
And what Christ Jesus said to mankind is to love God with all of their hearts and strength. It means love is the key to connecting mankind to God. But how can we prove that we love God so much? How can we be rewarded for our loving God?
I stopped thinking. It was time. I started to walk and then heard elementary school boys in the low grades passing by and talking: "I will have an ice cream and then read a comic."
I later ate ice cream and checked a comic titled Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen).
Barefoot Gen is a Japanese manga series by Keiji Nakazawa. Loosely based on Nakazawa's own experiences as a Hiroshima survivor, the series begins in 1945 in and around Hiroshima, Japan, where the six-year-old boy Gen Nakaoka lives with his family. After Hiroshima is destroyed by atomic bombing, Gen and other survivors are left to deal with the aftermath.
Barefoot Gen ran in several magazines, including Weekly Shōnen Jump, from 1973 to 1985. It was subsequently adapted into three live action film adaptations directed by Tengo Yamada, which were released between 1976 and 1980. Madhouse released two anime films, one in 1983 and one in 1986. In 2007, a live action television drama series adaptation aired in Japan on Fuji TV over two nights, August 10 and 11.
This anti-nuclear comic has been translated into English, French, Spanish, Russian, and other eight languages. You may purchase one. You may even eat an ice cream that must have been impossible luxury for the young boy Gen on August 15, 1945.
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Mar 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
Mar 5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
Mar 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.