Take my Son…..

 

A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art.
They had everything in their collection, 

from Picasso to Raphael. 
They would often sit together and admire 
the great works of art..

 When the Vietnam-conflict broke out, 
the son went to war.
He was very courageous and died in battle
while rescuing another soldier. 
The father was notified and grieved deeply
for his only son.


About a month later, just before Christmas,

There was a knock at the door.
A young man stood at the door with a large package
in his hands..


He said, ‘Sir, you don’t know me, 
but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life.
He saved many lives that day and
he was carrying me to safety
when a bullet struck him in the heart
and he died instantly..
He often talked about you, and your love for art.
‘The young man held out this package.
‘I know this isn’t much. I’m not really a great artist,
but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.’


The father opened the package.
It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man.
He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured
the personality of his son in the painting.
The father was so drawn to the eyes that
his own eyes welled up with tears.
He thanked the young man
and offered to pay him for the picture..
‘Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me.
It’s a gift.’

The father hung the portrait over his mantle.
Every time visitors came to his home
he took them to see the portrait of his son
before he showed them any of the other
great works he had collected.

The man died a few months later.
There was to be a great auction of his paintings.
Many influential people gathered,
excited over seeing the great paintings and having
an opportunity to purchase one
for their collection.

On the
platform sat the painting of the son.
The auctioneer pounded his gavel.
‘We will start the bidding with this picture of the son.
Who will bid for this picture?’


There was silence…


Then a voice in the back of the room shouted,
‘We want to see the famous paintings.
Skip this one.’


But the auctioneer persisted.
‘Will somebody bid for this painting?
Who will start the bidding?
$100,
$200.

Another voice angrily. ‘We didn’t come to see this painting. 
We came to see the Van Gogh’s, the Rembrandts. 
Get on with the Real bids!’


But still the auctioneer continued.
‘The son! The son! Who’ll take the son?’


Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room.
It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son.
‘I’ll give $10 for the painting..’
Being a poor man, it was all he could afford.


‘We have $10, who will bid $20?’


‘Give it to him for $10. Let’s see the masters.’


The crowd was becoming angry.
They didn’t want the picture of the son.


They wanted the more worthy investments
for their collections.

The auctioneer pounded the gavel..
‘Going once, twice,
SOLD for $10!’

A man sitting on the second row shouted,
‘Now let’s get on with the collection!’

The auctioneer laid down his gavel. 
‘I’m sorry, the auction is over.’

‘What about the paintings?’

‘I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction,
I was told of a secret stipulation in the will…
I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation
until this time.

Only the painting of the son would be auctioned.
Whoever bought that painting would
inherit the entire estate,
including the paintings.

The man who took the son gets
everything!’

God gave His son
over 2,000 years ago to die on the Cross.
Much like the auctioneer, His message today is:
‘The Son, the Son, who’ll take the Son?’

Because, you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything!

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE 
HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
WHO SO EVER BELIEVETH, SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE… THAT’S LOVE

THE SPHINX—IMPORTANT ITEMS

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DeSantis speaks.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/28/ron-desantis-spox-rips-partisan-lie-floridians-will-not-be-on-the-hook-disney-will-pay/

Veterans are disrespected again.  I hope Biden resigns today to spend more time with his family—his great-great grandfather.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/28/bidens-dhs-confirms-plans-to-siphon-healthcare-services-away-from-veterans-to-illegal-aliens-at-border/

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Be careful, everywhere.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/26/family-loses-over-6k-in-scary-hotel-room-service-scam/

Suggestions for Musk.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/04/28/civil-rights-attorney-suing-twitter-has-a-todo-list-for-elon-musk-n2606469

Ignore the wokers, they are losers.  The last fun they had was burning down a court house.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/28/bikini-rebels-outsmart-cops-dodge-felony-with-game-of-rock-paper-scissors/

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Take a gun safety class to improve your aim, and get some security cameras to record the criminal.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/04/25/florida-sheriff-if-someones-breaking-into-your-house-youre-more-than-welcome-to-shoot-them-n555601

I report Wokeism articles to let our readers know that their vote is needed in November.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/04/26/the-science-is-settled-whiteboards-are-racist-at-least-in-physics-n556047

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These cameras malfunctioned for the same reason 3 cameras and 2 guards malfunctioned watching Jeffrey Epstein.  The authorities wanted no evidence to show their murder/corruption.  To live this long Ghislaine Maxwell must have a well hidden video or little black book.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/25/mta-probes-brooklyn-subway-shooting-camera-failure/

This looks similar to R’s like Romney and Murkowski supporting the DemocRATS.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/04/25/how-media-matters-infiltrated-nationwide-conservative-talk-radio-network-n2606161

Your free Google wants your thoughts.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2022/04/25/google-launches-inclusive-language-function-to-promote-political-correctness/

Musk suggests new name for Trump’s social site.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/27/elon-musk-suggests-name-change-for-trumps-truth-social/

Before long our readers will have a complete psychological exam.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/25/what-you-see-first-in-this-optical-illusion-reveals-if-youre-shy-or-confident/

This will happen when the R’s get both houses and the Presidency.  The wall will be finished then.

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/jim-banks-backs-bill-barring-biological-men-womens-sports-schools-accepting

Conservatives should not get lazy and not vote.  Super Majorities in Congress could override a Biden veto.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/04/25/shock-poll-81-percent-of-voters-dont-want-joe-biden-to-run-again-n555906

England has become a dictatorship.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/04/26/uk-demands-elon-musk-keeps-twitter-responsible-by-censoring-content/

News of a 14 year old murderer–don’t tell me there were no warning signs.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/28/father-of-lily-peters-accused-teen-killer-is-convicted-pedophile/

Put Marjorie in charge of an important committee.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/04/28/marjorie-taylor-greene-leaves-jim-acosta-stammering-after-he-confronts-her-with-a-false-narrative-n557586

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If you want more money enter politics.

https://www.theonion.com/things-you-should-never-say-to-someone-who-makes-minimu-1848440558

Politicians don’t need to burglar your home.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-protect-your-home-from-burglars-according-to-burglars?utm_source=pocket-newtab

https://www.newsmax.com/

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The government can’t do anything right.  They should set the traps around DC whorehouses and meth houses.  They would catch half of congress.

https://tv6.news/inadvertently-3000-animals-are-killed-by-govt-agency/

1099 what ?

https://babylonbee.com/news/18-year-old-trying-to-file-his-taxes-wishes-his-school-teachers-had-spent-less-class-time-on-polyqueer-trans-theory

https://patriotpost.us/

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The World Editor:  Are large ships out of date, LL ?

The Military Cat:  With the development of cruise missiles and drone planes, I think large ships are a thing of another age.  Carriers might be useful in emergencies providing water, beds, medicine, etc.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/04/15/russian-cruiser-sinks-ukraine-claims-victory-in-potentially-greatest-naval-battle-in-decades/

https://nypost.com/2022/04/15/ukrainian-experts-worry-sunken-russian-warship-was-carrying-nukes/

This is an authentic secret video of a conversation between Joe and Jill.  Willow the White House cat took the video.  We had to photo shop the scene to keep Willow’s identity secret.  The question was asked of Joe, what did you do last year to control immigration, crime, inflation, lying officials, child safety, etc., and what will you do this year ? 

https://www.tiktok.com/foryou?feed_mode=v1&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1&item_id=7004855893976157446#/@smurfepia/video/7004855893976157446

The Republican Party needs to get behind their Georgia candidates.

https://justthenews.com/government/state-houses/doug-collins-calls-trump-campaign-increase-georgia-primary-campaign

No country that wants to maintain its sovereignty should import things it can produce at home.  It will cost more but you will be free.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/04/22/energy-crisis-italy-to-ration-use-of-air-conditioning-heat-to-wean-country-off-russian-power/

Bill has been a creep forever, Kamala has been hard to work with forever.  People know these things and do nothing until it explodes.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/22/disturbing-stories-of-bill-murrays-on-set-outburts-surface-amid-investigation/

Good Ones!

 

 

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE

Astronomy Picture of the Day

M44: The Beehive Cluster
Image Credit & Copyright: Drew Evans

Explanation: A mere 600 light-years away, M44 is one of the closest star clusters to our solar system. Also known as the Praesepe or the Beehive cluster its stars are young though, about 600 million years old compared to our Sun’s 4.5 billion years. Based on similar ages and motion through space, M44 and the even closer Hyades star cluster in Taurus are thought to have been born together in the same large molecular cloud. An open cluster spanning some 15 light-years, M44 holds 1,000 stars or so and covers about 3 full moons (1.5 degrees) on the sky in the constellation Cancer. Visible to the unaided eye, M44 has been recognized since antiquity. Described as a faint cloud or celestial mist long before being included as the 44th entry in Charles Messier’s 18th century catalog, the cluster was not resolved into its individual stars until telescopes were available. A popular target for modern, binocular-equipped sky gazers, the cluster’s few yellowish tinted, cool, red giants are scattered through the field of its brighter hot blue main sequence stars in this telescopic group snapshot. Dramatic diffraction spikes highlighting the brighter cluster members were created with string crossed in front of the telescope’s objective lens.

Tomorrow’s picture: black hole shadow