Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Lord is Good

I received this note from a friend who read an email update about the scooter accident posted below. Here's his reply:

“Thanks for the updates. I saw that video of the motorcycle accident on the news the day after it happened. That is really scary. A Chinese friend and co-worker had a similar accident late last year. She was given up for dead at first by the bystanders. When she came to, people said, "She must be a Christian." She suffered only minor injuries- bruised leg, bump on the head, and chipped tooth. A few days later she rode past that spot and saw her shoe on the roof of a nearby house. Only the Lord knows how far and high she "flew". The Lord is good!”

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mid-Autumn Festival

Tonight is the Mid-Autumn Festival, the night when Taiwanese (and Chinese all around the world) typically barbecue under the bright moonlight of the fullest moon of the year. Since tomorrow is a work/school day most people already did their celebrating the last two nights, but here are two rough pics I shot of the moon tonight.

Of course, for Christians, it's not the moon we ultimately celebrate: "O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your
glory above the heavens....When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them...O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"

耶和華我們的主啊!你的名在全地是多麼威嚴,你把你的榮美彰顯在天上。。。我觀看你手所造的天,和你所安放的月亮和星星。 啊!人算甚麼,你竟記念他?世人算甚麼,你竟眷顧他? 。。。耶和華我們的主啊!你的名在全地是多麼威嚴。

Postscript to last post

The original YouTube post said the college student who was hit by the car in the video got away with only light flesh wounds... I thank God every day after long scooter trips for His watchful care. That's also another reason why I'm praying for a car!

Beware of Traffic accidents in Taiwan

No matter what color the light is, you have to drive defensively on a scooter here because you are so vulnerable to crazy drivers... In Chinese they say "flesh over metal" as opposed to the slightly safer "metal over flesh" of riding in a car...

Monday, September 24, 2007

Lotus Plants

Here are a couple pics of the lotus plants which I had to move away from the front of my house. Maybe from the pics you can understand why someone kept secretly plucking them, as I mentioned in a previous entry.

The lotus, also known as sacred lotus, Indian Lotus, or Chinese water lily, is a water plant which normally grows in the mud of shallow ponds, lagoons, marshes or flooded fields.