Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"the works that I do in my Father's name" - Master without a Bow and Arrow

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Master without a Bow and Arrow

There is a Chinese story about a great master of archery.

When he was young, he got training under guidance of a great teacher who was regarded as No.1 in their country.  But one day, the young man got confidence that he was now as good as his teacher.  To be No.1 in archery, he had to kill his teacher.   So, he met his teacher walking on a road through the field.  Two of them soon started to shoot each other.  But all the arrows they shot aiming at each other hit one another, head on head, in the middle of the air between them.   So, eventually the teacher forgave the young man crying with some sort of repentance, and said to him, "There is a super master of archery in deep mountains.  You must meet him."

So, the young man went up to the deep mountains to meet an old master who however had no bow and arrow.  And after the young man showed his super skill of archery with a bow and arrow, the old man showed his art of archery without using a bow and arrows but shot down birds flying high in the sky from an unstable rock at a cliff.

Many years later, the young man who became old came down from the mountains without a bow and arrow to live in a house of the capital of the nation.

Then, people rumored that they saw birds flying high in the sky over the man's house suddenly falling down as if they had been shot, or a thieve trying to enter his house from the roof at mid night was shot by unseen arrows and fled away.   People in the capital praised him as the supreme master of archery.

But soon they found that he had no bows and arrow.  To their astonishment, the man could not remember what a bow and arrows were for when they showed the weapon to him.

So, Christ Jesus did not even use Heavenly power and miracles to handle His own case involving Judas Iscariot.

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Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.