Christ .. First and Last

I have been hopeful of writing an article for a number of months now on a topic that has become close to my heart. But, working in broadcasting, things were much busier than usual for the Christmas / New Year run-up and I’ve also been on a family holiday since then.

In view of me probably not being able to write the article for perhaps another month or so, I have decided to post the audio of the message I shared on a subject that has become close to my heart, when I spoke at the Storm Harvest Gathering 2006, as an interim measure.

By way of a short explanation .. I was watching the National Geographic Channel on pay-tv last year when they ran a promo which featured something that astounded me and triggered an encounter with the Lord. Here is the text of that promo:

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Most likely you, like me, were surprised to discover that you could read the text very easily. In case you had trouble, here it correctly spelled:

According to a researcher at Cambridge University, it doesn’t matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be at the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself but the word as a whole.

Seeing this on my TV screen triggered an encounter with God that still resonates with me. Hence, the title of this post says it all … Christ .. First and Last.

Listen to the audio of this message by clicking on the player below.



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