There would be times when in a whole village no body seem to know or have answers to the happenings. Even we are told in the Bible there were moments that kings, chiefs, scholars and even magician would be so overtaken by events that they would not have any answers to their own dreams and things unfolding.
It is so that a story was told that in one land the young and middle aged decided to get lid of all they considered old in the village. Only one so compassionate person hid his grandfather from the killings. It was unfolding events that changed their perspective when things started happening that the remaining people, after death of all old people. could not solve. Fortunately, the boy who had saved his grandfather came to their rescue by firstly confessing what he has done and secondly offering that he would ask the old man. True to old wisdom the village was saved by this remaining one old man,
The story above has been retold a million times to fulfil what the word in the Bible say that there is nothing that has not been which is happening now. This means amongst the very old, one of them could point to a similar episode from the past that came and how it was solved. I would propose we treasure old wisdom and appreciate it. In the Bible it was the same after the Kings had consulted all experts there was only one place they would go to, usually to God’s prophets who would bring them a solution.
For this week’s quotes I had to scout around to find some sayings of hope in a world that is experiencing some uncertainty and fear with itself from a disease with not yet a discovered remedy. What therefore could be more inspirational than to take such quotes from songs. Music has been known to offer hope since time immemorial to human beings in trying times when all seemed to be a mystery. I have chosen quotations from one of this century’s music icon. I am sure these quotes will sooth your mind, read and enjoy:
SELECTED QUOTATIONS FROM MUSIC ICON: BOB NESTA MARLEY
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.”
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”
“God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.”
“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny. “
“Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.“
“Babylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere.”
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.”
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind. Have no fear for atomic energy, ’cause none of them can stop the time.” —Redemption Song, from the album Uprising (1979)
“Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.”