Maneno ya Mungu kwa Ulimwengu Mzima: Sura ya 27 | Dondoo 372
Wanadamu waliutambua upendo Wangu, walinipa huduma itokayo moyoni, na walinitii kwa kweli na kunifanyia kila kitu katika uwepo Wangu. Lakini wanadamu leo hii hawajui kuifikia hali hii ya maisha, bali sasa wanaweza tu kulalamika katika nafsi zao kana kwamba ziliibiwa na mbwa mwitu wakali. Wanaweza tu kunitazama na macho yenye hamu, na kunililia wakitaka msaada. Lakini kutoka mwanzo hadi mwisho, hawawezi kujiondoa katika matatizo yanayowakumba. Ninakumbuka jinsi ambavyo watu wa kale waliweka ahadi mbele Zangu, wakiapa kwa mbingu na dunia mbele Zangu kulipiza ukarimu Wangu kwa upendo. Walilia kwa uchungu mbele Yangu, na kilio chao kilikuwa cha kuvunja moyo na kigumu kuvumilia. Mara kwa mara, Niliwapa wanadamu msaada kwa sababu ya nia zao. Wanadamu wamekuja mbele Zangu mara nyingi kunitii, na mienendo yao ya kupendeza imekuwa ya kukumbukwa. Mara nyingi wanadamu wamekuja kunionyesha upendo kwa imani isiyotingisika, na hisia zao za kweli zimekuwa za kutamanika. Kwa mara nyingi, wamehatarisha maisha yao ili wanionyeshe upendo, wakanipenda Mimi hata zaidi ya wanavyojipenda wenyewe, na kwa vile Nimeona upendo huu ni wa kweli, Nimeukubali. Mara tena na tena wamejitoa kama sadaka mbele Yangu, bila kujali mauti kwa sababu Yangu, na Nimepangusa wasiwasi huo nyusoni mwao, na kwa uangalifu nimekadiria maumbile yao. Kuna nyakati zisizohesabika ambapo Nimewapenda kama mali Yangu ya thamani, na kuna wakati mwingine mwingi ambao Nimewachukia kama adui Zangu. Hivyo ndivyo Nilivyo—mwanadamu hawawezi kutambua kilicho fikirani Mwangu. Wanadamu wakiwa na huzuni, Mimi huja kuwafariji, na wakiwa wanyonge Mimi huja kuwasaidia katika mwendo. Wanapopotea njia, Mimi huwapa mwelekeo. Wanapolia, Mimi hufuta machozi yao. Hata hivyo, Nionapo huzuni, nani anaweza kunifariji kwa moyo wake? Ninapopatwa na hofu, ni nani hujali hisia Zangu? Ninapoona huzuni, ni nani aniondoleaye uchungu Ninaohisi? Ninapohitaji mtu karibu Nami, ni nani anayeshirikiana na Mimi? Inawezekana kuwa malengo yao ya kale Kwangu yamebadilika yasiweze kurudi tena? Ni kwa nini hakuna hata jambo moja kati ya haya wanalokumbuka? Inawezekanaje kuwa wanadamu wameyasahau yote haya? Je, si mambo haya yanatendeka kwa sababu mwanadamu amepotoshwa na adui zake?
Umetoholewa kutoka katika Neno Laonekana katika Mwili
Who Can Care for God’s Will?I Man experienced My warmth, they once sincerely served Me, they were truly obedient, doing everything for Me. But people can’t do that now; in their spirit they all cry. They look at Me, call for help; they cannot escape their plight. People in the past made vows, swearing by earth and heaven to repay Me My kindness with all their heart’s affections. They wept with sorrow to Me; their cries were sad, hard to bear. I would give mankind My help due to the resolve of theirs. When people are sad, I come to comfort them; and when they are weak, I help them along. When they are lost, I give them the way; and when they weep, I wipe away their tears. But when I am sad, who can comfort Me? When I’m worried sick, who cares for what I feel?II Countless times man obeyed Me, their loveliness so memorable. They were loyal in love for Me, their true feelings were laudable. Countless times they loved Me and their lives they would sacrifice. Because of this earnestness, their love gained My acceptance. Countless times, they offered themselves, calmly facing death for My sake. Smoothing the worry from their brows, I carefully watched their face. Countless times I loved them, as though My treasure they were. Countless times I hated them, as if they were enemies. Still man can’t fathom what is in My mind. When people are sad, I come to comfort them; and when they are weak, I help them along. When they are lost, I give them the way; and when they weep, I wipe away their tears. But when I am sad, who can comfort Me? When I’m worried sick, who cares for what I feel?III When I’m sorrowful, who makes up for My heart’s wounds? Who acts in concert with Me in times when I need someone? Is man’s former attitude towards Me now lost, never to return? Why is there not a single jot left in their memories? People have forgotten these things from being corrupted by enemies. When people are sad, I come to comfort them; and when they are weak, I help them along. When they are lost, I give them the way; and when they weep, I wipe away their tears. But when I am sad, who can comfort Me? When I’m worried sick, who cares for what I feel?
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs