Lamer

Today’s bus schedule was such a lamer. I’m singling out bus no. 13A from Al Ahli bus stop going to Al Gusais Industrial Area 3.

#30 minutes of waiting was not good at all. This dampens the hopeful spirit of enthusiastic Greenline riders wanting to arrive early at their destinations.

“What to do?” is the word for this kind of days.

Well, thank God I reached the office safe and sound.

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Lazy Morning Ride

I took my now usual transportation today:

Bus-Train-Bus

Here’s how it went today:

5 mins.

I took bus # C26 from Al Diyafah bus stop to Al Jafliyah Metro Station. This is just a short distance – 5 minutes including waiting time. Neat.

20 mins.

Got on the Al Jafliyah Metro Redline and transferred to Union Metro Greenline in Deira and arrived at my destination at Stadium Metro Station in Al Nahda. This one is a very long ride, covering a number of areas – 20 minutes including waiting and transfer time. Standard.

This one blew my mind:

Waited a few minutes for the 13A bus at Al Nahda bus stop going to Al Gusais Industrial Area 3. Compared to the 1st bus ride, this is like 2 times the length, compared to the train ride, this is just a very short ride. The bus driver was so… i dont know how to describe him… but he takes his time crawling, I mean driving through the busy streets. The time it took? 30 minutes. This was such a lazy morning ride.

30 mins.

They can argue that they have a time schedule and they will be fined if they got there before their scheduled time. But guess what, the fine print says, these times (bus arrival timings) are subject to traffic conditions. LOL. I guess they wont be fined if they come in late.

There you go. Another day in life in Dubai.

Still, there is no reason not to thank the Lord Jesus for His grace, mercy and love.

Thank You Lord.

Its all Green!

It opened 3 days ago, 9th of September 2011. It opened its doors to enthusiastic commuters the following day.

The Dubai Metro Green Line is now fully operational. It stretches from Dubai Creek,  crosses platforms at Khalid Bin Al Waleed in Bur Dubai and Union Station in Deira and speeds up to Etisalat Station near Sharjah.

I tried it today. Here’s what I did:

Coming from my home in Al Satwa, I took bus C26 from Al Diyafah, got off at Jaffiliya Metro Station (Red Line), transferred trains at Union Station, got down at Stadium Metro Station (Green Line), walked a few meters to the nearest bus stop and got on a 13A bus up to my work in Al Ghusais Industrial 3.

The Red-to-Green transfer was a breeze. the RTA devised it superbly. Kudos to you guys!

This makes my morning rush faster and easier. Again, Thanks RTA.

Thanks to You my Lord Jesus Christ for providing this to me. All praises and glory to You!

Forgive

Forgiving is not a choice, it is obedience:

“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” – Colossians 3:13 (NLT)

Don’t muddle in the puddle, forgive and live.

 

Make that change!

“You better change or else!”; “They should change the way they do those things.”; “Why can’t they change for the better?”; “I like you, but I don’t like how you treat me.”; “She should do better than that!”; “Our government should change its ways.”

Well, its endless actually. People is so used to point out to other people when it comes to changing. From their point of view, they are better than others and those others should change. Very seldom will they admit that they themselves need some changing. No wonder the world stays where it is now, in fact, its getting worse.

Listen to Michael Jackson if you will:

I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change

Our Father also instructs us of these things, read on:

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. – Romans 12:3

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. – Matthew 7:1-5

I guess these words say enough of what should be said.

Its up to us to read and act on it.

Oh, by the way, I also need a-changing.

It’s all about You

Its all about Jesus. Its all about Him.

His life, His works, His suffering, His death, His resurrection, His Kingship, His Kingdom, His coming, everything.

“everything” meant everything. You, me, living, non-living – everything – is about Him, from Him, through Him, for Him.

Search for the “left hook” of Louie Giglio (How Great Is Our God series) and you’ll see that everything literally holds together through the Lord Jesus. Look at creation and you’ll see that all of it points back to Him-the Source of everything. Read the Bible and you’ll see that everything in it is JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.

And guess what, all the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit did and is doing and will do will always be for the love of YOU. Yes, you, for God created this world and you to have dominion over it. He devised plans to prosper you. He gave His only begotten Son-allowed Him to die-for you. He looks after you and He will come again for you.

HE LOVES YOU. He soooo loves you. He is passionate for you. He cares for you. He listens to your calls. He waits on you. He searches you. He’s reaching for you. He wants you. He is there for you. (Man, this will be endless) He longs for you.

Maybe then when you come face to face with God, He will tell you “My child, this is all for you… because I love you”

So while your living your life for the Lord Jesus, remember that you are able to because Jesus loves you so much.

Love Him back and say “Thank You so much Lord”.