9th November 2013, hej,mgh
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Heyerdahl emerges as the reed-boat Amassador to the world in writing an open letter to the United Nations arging for world co-operation, "We are grateful to the Secretary-General for the permission to have sailed under United Nations' flag... We are able to report that in spite of different political views, we have lived and struggled together in perfect understanding and friendship, shoulder to shoulder in cramped quarters through calm and storms, always according to the ideals of the United Nations: cooperation for joint survival... Today we burn our proud ship.. to protest against inhuman elements in the world of 1978 to which we have come back as we reach land after sailing the open seas. Now we are forced to stop at the entrance to the Red Sea. Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti. Elsewhere around us, brothers and neighbors are engaged in homicide with means made available to them by those who lead humanity on our joint road into the third millennium.... those of us still alive open our eyes and minds to the desperate need of intelligent collaboration to save ourselves and our common civilization from what we are about to convert into a sinking ship." (see here
Numbers 17 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, "Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish." (Num 17:12) This echoes Heyerdahl's cry.
Proverbs 13The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out (P13:9). (As the world saw the flames of the reeds go out we might ponder that) only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.(P13:10) A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. (P13:17)
We ponder the significance of this event here. The portion for the day speaks much of God's will and kings.
Proverbs 20 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
John 1 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (J1:3)