Deceiving Look [The Blue Box]

Psalm 103:6 -"The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed."

Psalm 140:12 -"I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy."

Luke 18:17 -"And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?"









I received a nice gift box from my husband the other day. He said there was no reason for that but "just because..." No! It wasn't my birthday yet.



I stripped the nice ribbon slowly and opened the nice box, taking a peek with much anticipation and thrill. To my surprise! There was a rotten egg inside the box. It wasn't even funny. I got upset! Why would he do that? He said, "I don't know..."as he started scratching his head. My heart just sank when he said that. "How could you not know the reason before putting that egg inside that box?," I asked him in disbelief.


Looks can be deceiving. The nice gift box that I thought would have a nice surprise inside contained something that was "rotting".



Dear friends, the above event was only imaginary... But I was upset when I read this particular "true" story from sister Andrea's blog. Please check out her post about the "Blue Box" if you have an extra time.


The 11 year old boy who has dyslexia was punished by the teacher by putting him behind that "blue box" that seemed nice on the outside. This was done in front of the whole class and he was put on "silent lunch" and no recess for 2 days. When that boy's parents confronted the school, no reason was given up to this writing time why that punishment was done.



Like my imaginary story of opening a nice gift box and finding a "rotten egg" inside, this boy must have felt like that [rotten inside] because of this kind of harsh treatment. None of us will understand the kind of humiliation he had to endure. None of us will ever imagine what hurtful and damaging thoughts were going on in his mind. None of us will ever know the pain his heart was feeling.

Look at how it looked like behind that nice blue box:


When his parents brought him to the doctor, in tears, the boy told the doctor, "I am just retarded. There is no hope for me."

Dyslexia in psychology is a developmental disability in reading or spelling but it is not an intellectual disability. That boy doesn't have an incapacitated mental state! He might have difficulty reading or hearing but he has a mind that understands! But whether that boy has dyslexia or not and God knows how many other children were treated to sit behind that blue box, this is an act that is detrimental to these children's well-being.

As most of you already know about this, please continue lifting this family and that this form of punishment should be stopped. Pray that the boy's parents would get an answer to why the school resorted to this form of punishment. Most of all, pray for the boy, Colton, to be restored by the healing touch of our dear Lord.

Let the boy's words "There is no hope for me..." echo in your hearts so that we can continue to petition for him until our prayers are answered that "there is hope Colton...there is..." God bless.

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

Friends