Post Mortem

How our roads remind us of the Bible

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 2/9/2019 12:43:27 PM IST

 “See, here is water. What doth hinder me from being baptized?” So asked the Ethiopian. Driving on our highways, should you preach and some decide to get baptized, then tarry not but baptize them on the very minute, the very spot - Alas, our roads have baptism points everywhere! No wonder, the other day someone called our roads baptism road! The march to Canaan, we learn, turned 40 days’ journey into 40 years? Well, our roads do just that - for our sins! Exodus road? Could these be the roads that the great prophet took to lead a sinning generation? The road, I’m not sure; but the sin, 100% sure!

Should the envious brothers be out and Joseph come to visit - why, they won’t need no pit here - they can straight throw him into that forever pothole hard by near Green Park! Did Jesus tell us to follow the narrow path? Our pothole-chewed roads are narrow indeed, couldn’t get narrower! But this is the wrong ‘narrow’, Sir.

Absalom, the traitor wannabe king was caught on a tree branch trying to escape. Trees far and between here but surely he would have tripped into that famous hole we see everyday at Burma Camp i.e. before he reaches Assam and zooms to glory. Absalom holes are well positioned throughout this stretch, no traitor can reach Assam and disappear. Then comes the stubborn Pharaoh. We read locusts blinded the very sun in his kingdom once upon a time - surely it must have resembled the dust here. But pray it’s the stubbornness we are more worried here in Nagaland. How about remembering that disobedient prophet who slept while the boat rocked - that is nothing. We have learned to snore when the cars rock 90 degrees. But he was saved and we might not...at this rate! ‘Look before you leap’ so the proverb goes - The wise king probably meant this for the road at Eros lane!

Where are all the men who vowed to take care of our roads?

They are all with us here at Aaron’s golden calf!

How our roads do remind us of so many events in the Bible, our Christianity! God have mercy on our souls!

Rain Vakha, Seitheke Basa, Dimapur

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