Sunday 14 January 2024



I was thinking this morning..... In 2009, Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo carved 1,000 ‘Melting Men’ out of ice and placed them on a stairway in a Square of Berlin in order to bring awareness to Global Warming. She created the installation to visually remind people of the melting ice caps in Greenland and Antartica. With temperatures of 23 degress celsius, the ice figures began melting within half an hour after setup. With every passing moment an ice-man melts into water. Though the main message was on Global Warming, the display taught me another lesson that 'Life is like ice, make the best of it before it melts.'

It is estimated that about 117 billion humans have been born and lived on earth since creation, with only about 8 billion alive today. 109 billion people, like ice blocks, have melted into oblivion. Every human, like ice, starts melting the day one is born. How fast one melts will depend on the temperature one is exposed to. The higher the temperature, the faster one melts. Some are born into homes as hot as a village kitchen and melts away in a short time. Others make their homes hot by their bad behaviour. Life is like ice block, it melts with each passing moment.

In this year 2024, be intentional not to give yourself heat or put yourself under any condition that will heat you up or increase the temperature around you because every one degree rise in temperature makes you melt faster. Some are saying 'no gree for anyone this year.' That is a recipe for friction and friction produces heat which will make your ice to melt faster. Like we say in Warri, 'I no go gree, I no go gree, na im dey tear shirt o.' Life is like ice block, it melts with each passing moment.

With a worsening economic situation around the world, many bread winners are doubling up the time they spend at work, business and hustling leaving little or no time to unwind. This year 2024, take time out to unwind, relax, refresh and enjoy because life is like ice block, it melts with each passing moment. Psalms 103:15 says "Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die."

Stay hopeful. God's got our back.

Happy Sunday!

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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