Presentation on theme: "How I Learned about God from my Parents (2). When I was three years old, my family moved from Al-Fashir to Omdurman."— Presentation transcript:
How I Learned about God from my Parents (2)
When I was three years old, my family moved from Al-Fashir to Omdurman.
In Khartoum, the White Nile meets the Blue Nile and form the River Nile.
The triangle capital Khartoum Khartoum North Omdurman ________ White Nile ________Blue Nile ________River Nile
The Blue Nile begins from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. It’s water looks brownish because it brings a lot of mud from the soil. The White Nile begins from Lake Victoria in Uganda. It’s water looks much clearer than the Blue Nile.
You can see the junction of waters of the Blue and White Niles when they meet in Khartoum. The difference in color is very clear, (see next slide). The water of the two rivers mix completely after a short distance.
My memory from our home in Omdurman, is a banner hanging over one of the doorframes. It is a white satin cloth about three feet in width and one foot high. A verse from the Bible “Psalm 111:10” was written on it in Arabic. My father wrote it. He was well known of his very elegant hand writing. My mother sewed it with dark blue yarn to enhance my father’s writing.
111:10 ﺍﻟﻤﺰﺍﻣﻴﺮ رَأْسُ الْحِكْمَةِ مَخَافَةُ الرَّبِّ رَأْسُ الْحِكْمَةِ مَخَافَةُ الرَّبِّ Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
I discovered later how my parents honor God and His words. This banner was not in the sitting room for the visitors to see, but it was inside the house for us to see every day.
Deuteronomy 11:18-20 18Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,
Let us value God’s words, fix them in our hearts and teach them to our children?