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Friday, July 2, 2010

CHANG AND ENG BUNKER

The bunkers were co-joined twins who were born in Siam, hence the name Siamese twins. After playing the freak circuit for awhile, they came to America, bought a farm, and purchased some slaves to work it.

They both wanted a normal life, but were hindered by being joined together. Each choose a wife and were married. At first they lived together sharing a bed built for four. Chang had 10 kids and Eng had 11; to say the least, this took some cooperation among all parties. They overcame all obstacles and did not allow any thing to keep them from being who they were. Even co-joined, each was their own person.

Today as Christians we find ourselves connected to others who are not Christians. It may be work related, family related, or in a marriage where one is not saved. Regardless of the state you find yourself in, you are still you, and as such your will is, in spite of everything, your own.

This is an example to illustrate this. If Chang had got saved, and Eng had not, Chang would have been joined to the Lord and Eng would not have been.

In the fore mentioned illustration it was a physical relationship, but there is a spiritual relationship which supersedes the physical one.

1 Corinthians 6:17
But he who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Chang and Eng were two persons, one body, but they were two spirits and in today’s world they could have been easily physically separated.

When one is joined to the Lord it is an eternal act where the two become one spirit, there is no longer any distinction for you are one.

Could it be that we as Christians may not realize this relationship fully? The reason I ask this is because if we did, I think we (I) might be more conscious of our conduct, attitude, and speech. Would we fervently maintain our dedication?

There is a broader truth in what I am saying, but I am going to let you discover it for yourself as you walk with your Lord.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_and_Eng_Bunker

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