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Saturday, September 9, 2017

TWO SEAS IN PALESTINE: CYNTHIA ABEGAIL'S COLUMN

( Cynthia depicts perfectly the differences of two seas which are so close but connot merge and flow together. Sometimes when we observe,two lives are so close but cannot merge and flow together, a mystery!!) New World


The Key to Living is GivingA favorite story handed from generation to generation... about Two Seas in Palestine --

One is a sparkling sapphire jewel,
Its waters are clean and clear and cool,
Along its shores the children play
And travelers seek it on their way,
And nature gives so lavishly
Her choicest gems to the Galilee...
But on to the south the Jordan flows
Into a sea where nothing grows,
No splash of fish, no singing bird,
No children's laughter is ever heard,
The air hangs heavy all around
And nature shuns this barren ground...
Both seas receive the Jordan's flow,
The water is just the same, we know,
But one of the seas like liquid sun,
Can warm the hearts of everyone,
While farther south another sea
Is dead and dark and miserly --
It takes each drop the Jordan brings
And to each drop it fiercely clings...
It hoards and holds the Jordan's waves
Until like shackled, captured slaves
The fresh, clear Jordan turns to salt
And died within the Dead Sea's vault...
But Jordan flows on rapturously
As it enters and leaves the Galilee,
For every drop that Jordan gives
Becomes a laughing wave that lives --
For the Galilee gives back each drop,
Its water flow and never stop,
And in this laughing, living sea
That takes and gives so generously
We find the way to Life and Living
Is not in Keeping, but in Giving!
Yes, there are Two Palestinian Seas
And mankind is fashioned after these!

Labels: Cynthia Abegail Bernardo republished

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