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Hi friends,

This prose is spreading like a wild fire. I posted this yesterday on FB (bad word, lol) and it got its way here. I don't know who the author was so I said to please praise and give Jehovah the credit. Obviously he used someone's heart to write this. If the author does show up, to please tell him or her thank you for Jehovah inspiring you.

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Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adored her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she would leave him for another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with him. Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her, and she would help him get through the difficult times. The King’s 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom.

However, he did not love the first wife. Although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short. He thought of his luxurious life and wondered, I now have four wives with me, but when I die, I’ll be all alone. Thus, he asked the 4th wife , “I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?”

“No way!”, replied the 4th wife, and she walked away without another word. Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, “I loved you all my life. Now that I’m dying,will you follow me and keep me company?”

“No!”, replied the 3rd wife. “Life is too good! When you die, I’m going to remarry!”

His heart sank and turned cold. He then asked the 2nd wife, “I have always turned to you for help and you’ve always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company? “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!”, replied the 2nd wife. “At the very most,I can only walk with you to your grave. Her answer struck him like a bolt of lightning, and the King

was devastated. Then a voice called out: “I’ll go with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.”

The King looked up, and there was his first wife. She was very skinny as she suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the King said, “I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!”

In truth, we all have the 4 wives in our lives:

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it will leave us when we die.

Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth.When we die, it will all go to others.

Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

And our 1st wife is our relationship with Jehovah. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power & pleasures of the world.

However, it is the only thing that will follow us where ever we go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for even when we die, it is the only thing that will certainly continue to exist - in the living record of Jehovah’s memory.

that was awesome bro. thank you!

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I don't have an illustration but I have often thought of the pain Jesus' family went through on the day of his death. I wrote this one day while pondering.

 

Mary Watched

 

.Two thousand years past hung a man bleeding, ripped, and torn.

Even on his saintly head was placed a crown of thorn.

Without rebuke he stood the pain and all that they could do.

He was sent to save the lives of many and not few.

His earthly mother looked at him just before he died.

"My God have you forsaken me?" she heard as he cried.

The people that the man most loved could do naught but look.

Three of these would write this down in the Holy Book.

What was it like to see the life from your son so drain?

The mothers heart was crying out. She wondered of his pain.

Poor Mary must have sobbed that day as her son there hung.

Although the man would change the world he was still so young.

Wrenched with anguish and despair his mother Mary cried.

Two thousand years past was the day that poor Jesus died.

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Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adored her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her .....

However, it is the only thing that will follow us where ever we go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for even when we die, it is the only thing that will certainly continue to exist - in the living record of Jehovah’s memory.

 This just make you stop and think again ... Brilliant illustration!

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